NPDL Creativity

Leveraging Digital

"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original." Ken Robinson

Website: Landfill Harmonic Orchestra

Landfill Harmonic Orchestra

Landfill harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. With the guidance of their music director, they must navigate this new world of arenas and sold out concerts. However, when a natural disaster devastates their community, the orchestra provides a source of hope for the town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

View the inspirational video of how creativity can provide hope.

Consider the following:

  • Think of some of the limitations you may have set on your learning environment due to time, money or resources. How could these be overcome?
  • Could you extend this challenge to your students to see what possibilities they might come up with?

Website: ACMI Generator


Generator is a creative studio space for teachers and students to explore exemplary work by their peers and industry professionals. Comment, tag, and share creative work and education resources. Download and upload work to the extensive Free Media Library. Comment, tag, and share creative work and education resources. Submit your final creations to be showcased in the Video Gallery.

Website: ACMI: 15 Second Place


ACMI: 15 Second Place is an interactive resource that encourages users to film and upload 15 seconds of video to capture the mood of a place and enables them to create their own playlists of other users' videos.

Explore this website to find a range of interactive resources to capture the mood of a place.

Consider the following:

  • How can your class contribute to 15 Seconds of fame?
  • What possibilities could you explore in developing your own ’15 seconds of fame’ challenge?
  • What themes or topics could provide a focus for your class 15 seconds of fame?

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