This was the nicest gift we received after our classes!
We were blessed to host our Digital Arts For All (DAFA) programme at Bedok Green Secondary. We taught some Sec 1 and 3 students and though they were new to using the iPad, Apple Pencil and Procreate, they were more than happy to try their hands at creating digital art for the first time.
They pushed themselves to even create an animated GIF and were able to draw inspiration from the core of DAFA - Be Safe, Be Smart and Be Kind - to create a Media Literacy message with their artworks.
There are serious dangers that come with our overuse of technology, which include hacked social media accounts, dangerous trending challenges, fake news and cyberbullying. Unless we are directly affected by them, we don’t realise how awful they can be.
But that shouldn’t deter us from using it once we receive the right education.
That is precisely why our DFG Youth Competition design brief this year is the Better Internet Campaign, which is all about creating a safer and better internet for everyone. We are open for submissions and close on June 15.
Schools that wish to enter will get a complimentary 2-hour Digital Arts and Cyberwellness Workshop for your students.
“At this digital arts workshop, there are no crayons and paper. Instead, participants create drawings on iPads, and also pick up media literacy skills along the way.” - Read more at TODAY ONLINE