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Oscar Week Special: Seven Teaching Resources on Film Literacy

Oscar Week Special: Seven Teaching Resources on Film Literacy
The Academy Awards are just around the corner, and there are a number of nominated films that can be great teaching tools for educators this year. With the abundance of media messages in our society, it's important to ensure students are media literate. The Oscars provide a great opportunity to use the year's best films to teach students about media and film literacy. Not to mention, films can also be an engaging teaching tool for piquing interest in a variety of subjects and issues. First, we'll start with an Edutopia classic, acclaimed director Martin Scorsese discussing the importance of visual literacy and the power of film as a teaching tool. Film Lesson Plans and Interactive Activities: Into Film is a U.K. 8 More Film and Media Literacy Resources for Teachers There are many other great film-literacy lesson plans, how-to articles, and other useful education resources on the web, too many to list. Related:  Film

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edutopia I'll admit I'm a bit biased here since I'm a filmmaker by trade, but I truly believe the process of planning and making videos can offer tremendous learning opportunities for students of almost any age. Not only is the idea of telling stories with video really engaging for many kids, filmmaking is ripe with opportunities to connect to almost every academic subject area. As the technology to shoot and edit films becomes more ubiquitous, where is a teacher with no experience in video production to begin? Video Playlist: Student Filmmaking 101 Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. 10 Tips for Beginner Filmmakers (10:37) Young filmmaker Simon Cade's channel, DSLRGuide, is one of the most popular for filmmaking tutorials. More Resources on Student Filmmaking As you can see, there are so many things to learn when it comes to basic filmmaking, and there are countless resources available to help get you started.

Your Secret This EFL lesson is based around a short film called Your Secret. What I like most about the film is that it involves the viewers and encourages them to take an active and creative part. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) – Intermediate (B1) Learner type:Teens and adults Time: 60 minutes Activity: Watching a short film, speaking and writing Topic: Secrets and creativity Language: Vocabulary related to secrets Material: Short film, discussion questions and film transcript Downloadable material: your secret lesson instructions secrets discussion questions your secret transcript Support Film English Film English remains ad-free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain. Step 1 Write Secrets on the board and ask students what comes to mind when they see the word. Step 2 to keep a secret

Nothing Beats the Real Thing! Resource Downloads. Persuasive Language For teachers wishing to assist students to prepare for the NAPLAN writing task. This resource includes a classroom-ready writing task, complete with marking criteria modelled on the NAPLAN rubric. Rabbit-proof Fence An examination of sources to assist students assess the representation of history in films, reflect on opinions about the Stolen Generations and explore copyright. Copyright & Digital Citizenship To develop students’ understanding of good digital citizenship, copyright and the impact of content piracy. Making Movies Making Movies is a free online resource for secondary school students that provides a comprehensive insight into how films are made and the people who make them. Print Units What kind of Australia do you want? Students respond to questions about the type of creative world they want to live in. Is it all my own work? Help students tell what’s legal and what’s not in creating their own work and navigating the digital world. How do laws change?

British Pathé Uploads Entire 85,000-Film Archive to YouTube in HD British Pathé, the U.K. newsreel archive company, has uploaded its entire 100-year collection of 85,000 historic films in high resolution to YouTube. The collection, which spans 1896 to 1976, comprises some 3,500 hours of historical footage of major events, notable figures, fashion, travel, sports and culture. It includes extensive film from both World War I and World War II. “Our hope is that everyone, everywhere who has a computer will see these films and enjoy them,” British Pathé GM Alastair White said in a statement. “This archive is a treasure trove unrivaled in historical and cultural significance that should never be forgotten. Uploading the films to YouTube seemed like the best way to make sure of that.” Personalities captured in the newsreels include Princess Diana, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro, John Lennon, Salvador Dali, Mother Teresa, Muhammad Ali and Charlie Chaplin. We're pleased to announce the uploading of 85,000 films to YouTube.

Roger Ebert Lists the 10 Essential Characteristics of Noir Films - Open Culture A Criterion Collection list of Roger Ebert’s 141 “Great Movies” includes only two films noir—The Third Man and The Killing—yet the late great critic had quite a lot to say about the genre. In an interview with radio show To the Best of Our Knowledge, for example, Ebert described noir films as teaching their characters a lesson: “that they’re weaker than they thought they were and they’re capable of evil that they didn’t think they could commit.” His deeply philosophical discussion will draw you into the nihilistic abyss at the heart of noir. And yet many of his reviews of such films comment as much on surfaces as depths. For all their psychological brutality, noir films were nothing if not stylish. Ebert’s enthusiastic review of 2005 neo-noir Sin City, for example, calls it a movie “not about narrative but about style… a comic book brought to life and pumped with steroids.” 1. Be sure to see Ebert’s full piece here. Related Content: The Third Man: Film Noir Classic on YouTube

How can film help you teach or learn English? What can film and video add to the learning experience? Kieran Donaghy Opens in a new tab or window., who won the British Council’s Teaching English blog award Opens in a new tab or window. for his post I want to learn English because… Opens in a new tab or window., explains why film is such a good resource, and recommends some useful websites. Language teachers have been using films in their classes for decades, and there are a number of reasons why film is an excellent teaching and learning tool. Learning from films is motivating and enjoyable Motivation is one of the most important factors in determining successful second-language acquisition. Films and TV shows are an integral part of students’ lives so it makes perfect sense to bring them into the language classroom. Film provides authentic and varied language Another benefit of using film is that it provides a source of authentic and varied language. Film gives a visual context Variety and flexibility Lesson plans Film guides Short films

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Video Lesson: Mr. Bean | Tim's Free English Lesson Plans Follow me on twitter Just a quick note… Before you use these materials… We’ve created a new podcast aimed at B2+ level English students and teachers alike. You can listen for free at our SoundCloud page below. We have released 5 episodes so far and you can download teacher’s notes to accompany them from our Facebook page or from this blog. This is a video lesson based around the video “Mr. Kids and lower levels The aim of this lesson plan is to practice holiday vocabulary (clothes and items that go in a suitcase) and some basic grammar structure. Project a picture of a suitcase on to the board (or draw one) and ask “What do you put in your suitcase when you go on holiday?” toothbrushtoothpasteswimming shorts/trunkstowelunderpantscan of baked beanscloth/flannelsoapbooksuitcasetrousersshortsshoesteddy bearscissors You could also use this quizlet set to go over clothes vocabulary. Mr. in his suitcase. Objects: Verbs: Like this:

Träna lässtrategier med kortfilmer på engelska Jag städade bland filmerna hemma och hittade en DVD med kortfilmer. Jag läste på baksidan och tänkte att dessa måste ju vara bra att använda som utgångspunkt för att träna lässtrategier. Filmerna är korta nog att hålla intresset uppe och det ges många ledtrådar att tolka budskap och göra kopplingar till sig själv, andra filmer eller böcker och världen. Jag visar här hur jag gick vidare i min tanke och fick ett uppslag att undervisa utifrån. Jag satte mig på Pinterest och såg att jag inte var den enda läraren som sett möjligheten. jag började skapa ett dokument med länkar på filmer, frågor för diskussion samt tänkbara skrivuppgift. Jag gjorde för något år sedan ett arbetsblad för läsning men det fungerar även för film. Hur du kan hitta egna guldkorn på Pinterst Via sökning på Pinterest med sökorden ”reading-short-movies” hamnade jag på Tachers Pay Teachers då jag såg en länkad bild som jag tyckte verkade intressant. Mer om filmers användningsområden

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