Taj spoke in his usual dynamic manner, speaking directly and honestly about his school experiences and about the things that inspired him. He cited three key elements that he would like to see developed in the students of today:
- Flailing (Failing+learning)
- Digital Literacy
Bella Paton- Yr 12 student at St Hilda’s spoke about her journey as a singer/songwriter.
She discussed how she had liked singing at school but had got bored with choirs and performances and how she knew she had needed to find her niche. She had been shown Logic as a music design and production tool and had started writing and creating her own original music which she sells through iTunes. She finished her address with her own song which, when combined with her story, quite inspirational and humbling.
The impact of this technology on his life has been amazing as he has a career that is flourishing. Hills lives with cerebral palsy and quadriplegia, and is able to toggle through screens, surf the web, edit video content through the use of this program.
He was, quite simply, amazing and had the audience completely 100% awe-struck by what technology was enabling him to do and be.