In this unit about digital media, PYP 3 students went to the Graha Pena building for an outing. We visited JTV (a local TV channel), the DBL offices (a basketball enterprise for young people), and Gen FM (a popular radio station).
The purpose of the outing was to give an opportunity for our students to observe and experience how digital media features in our daily lives. Students had plenty of time to ask questions about features, such as editing software at JTV, and the process of broadcasting information via a radio service. Our students got some information about the genres of songs played on the radio, as well as the ratio of male and female radio listeners. Seeing special microphones and a sound mixer, with the DJ adjusting the sound, was a great experience. An unexpected moment occurred when a guest speaker explained that there was a live programme in-progress, and our students sang along to a familiar song as they were in the studio.
The DBL offices were a source of particular joy. We all tried out a slide that is used by the workers to provoke creativity. Our speakers also explained how information used to be presented in the past, contrasting this with current media practices.
This was an enjoyable and rewarding day for all involved. We hope our learners are now able to share their experiences with others.
PYP 3 Teachers