Our school, together with others from Molise, Liguria, Puglia, Campania and Calabria, participated in a national network for the dissemination of innovative teaching methodologies. Among the activities – attended by 20 students from “Simone Neri” lower secondary school – there was the “TV news of digital culture“, whose aim was developing a “digital culture” and, at the same time, spreading the cultural heritage (in our case the one of the city of Messina), thanks to the use of technological devices.
With the help of the expert teacher and the tutor teacher, we used the different digital tools that the school made available to all of us and so we learned how to use programs for the creation and editing of images and videos, service design, editing, shooting and image acquisition.
Combining all these skills, we made our TV-documentary on the main works of art that are in Messina, such as “The Adoration of the Shepherds” by Caravaggio and the works made by the painter Antonello da Messina, hosted at the Museum of Messina; the statue of Don Giovanni D’Austria, the victor in the battle of Lepanto; the legendary fountain of Neptune and the stele of the Madonna della Lettera. We also talked about the main historical and cultural sites, in particular the Cathedral with its famous bell tower, the church of Catalani, the Vittorio Emanuele Theatre and the Church of San Francesco D’Assisi and, to finish off, we talked about the typical cuisine of Messina.
Taking part in this initiative was a very interesting and stimulating experience. Each of us had an active role in the TV news: logo creator, speaker, correspondent, editor, filming assistant, music manager.
We all helped to create our TV news of digital culture that will let the other schools in the network know about the history and culture of our beautiful city.