Sunday, February 27, 2011
Oscar time- The Importance of Visual Literacy
Edutopia looks at Life on the Screen with George Lucas and Martin Scorcese, the importance of visual literacy and the new language of image and sound. How do you incorporate classic cinema in the classroom?
I love reading a book and then watching the movie, and making contrasts as to how the author presented the story in my mind, as opposed to on the screen. Was it really an authentic reproduction of the tale?
This week I have been watching the BBC version of Bleakhouse by Charles Dickens, and I am really enjoying the stylistic recreation of London during Dickens' time. For those students who find it harder to read some of the old classic authors, watching the live version on screen is a wonderful alternative. Of course you cannot beat the real feel of a book, and Dicken's use of language to make your imagination recreate the whole ambience!
Blessings to you