Kid TV

KID TV is classroom television programming created, produced, directed and hosted by kids for kids, grades five to nine.

Distinct from conventional classroom learning models, KID TV positions students at the heart of their own learning, motivating them to become active participants in learning rather than passive recipients.

At its core KID TV embodies the belief that just as media technology has fundamentally shaped the ways in which we live, it has shaped the ways in which we learn, especially for children. (Think of recent and emerging advances in computer, Internet and multimedia technology, and the growing accessibility of that technology to increasingly younger consumers.)

Charged with producing and broadcasting their own television programming, already media savvy students, using basic, easy to operate tools such as a computer, video camera, audio microphone, switcher and television monitor, engage in dual processes of:

  • Formal, cross-curricular learning (KID TV is ideally suited to teaching aspects of all core subjects); and
  • Informal learning (when kids learn about themselves in relation to others and the world).

KID TV transforms classrooms into busy “television studio” learning centers, where students are empowered to learn a variety of things, in a variety of ways, on a variety of levels, whether on an individual basis or in groups.

Most important, kids engage in a process of discovery where they learn how to learn, an important aspect of successful learning that is best experienced rather than taught.