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Rebekah Willett

In: Digital Literacies: Social Learning and Classroom Practices

Chapter 1: Young People's Video Productions as New Sites of Learning

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Young People's Video Productions as New Sites of Learning
Young people's video productions as new sites of learning
RebekahWillett
Introduction

Jacob, a twelve-year-old boy, shows me his latest video production: a skateboarding DVD. The title of the DVD, Get Out, refers to a sequence in the video when the skateboarders are chased away from a site where they practise their tricks. The DVD is presented with a printed covering, designed by Jacob, complete with his company name, Mimic Films. Playing the DVD reveals a stylized menu accompanied by the sound of skateboard wheels on pavement. As I click through the menu options, I am able to view carefully edited movies of Jacob and his friends doing tricks (or ‘bailing’), each accompanied by a different style of music. Jacob ...

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