Do We All Need iMovie?

It is the nature of us that the few will make YouTube videos about car repair so that rest of us can be “YouTube” mechanics.

In such a reality, do we all need to learn how to make videos the same way we all must learn how to read and write? I don’t know the answer but I suspect it might be no. Just as we gravitate towards different interests, video production might not be a new required literacy but rather a craft to be pursued, much as painting and wood working are. So in that sense, media production would look more like shop class or art class in the secondary grades instead of reading and writing in the primaries.

Where do you think media production should fall in the learning process?

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