Youth ICT 2012 – Project Videos on Community Technology

Youth ICT Group - 2012

Northern Ontario – Nunavut

Monday, 27 February 2012, 04:58 PM
KO-KNET’s Cal Kenny and Angie Morris mentored a group of youth video producers from communities across northern Ontario.

After a ‘boot camp’ held in Thunder Bay, project participants brainstormed, scripted, filmed and edited videos.

Their videos explored different aspects of technology in their communities. Project participants reflected on this quote from the First Mile website:

“It is not enough for a community to simply be ‘connected’; a community must also be connected in ways that support sustainable, locally-driven projects. ”

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Youth ICT 2012 Project participants at the Thunder Bay workshop

The project website describes some ideas for participating youth :

There has been an increasingly amount of negative news in mainstream society about our First Nation’s people and communities. To help educate and share the positive stories of our communities we are initiating a Video Production project for you to facilitate and work with those within the school.

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Click to watch a video of Cal Kenny describing the workshop

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Here’s a video from the Thunder Bay workshop

The mentors provided some ideas and questions for participants: Start thinking and planning for positive videos that help to describe what is happening with Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in your community. Here are some questions to get you started:

  • How is ICT being used in your community?
  • What do you use the Internet for?
  • What sort of benefits does ICT bring to your community.
  • When was your first experience using ICT?

Here are published videos from the participants!