Making Multilingual Movies

by admin34 | May 12th, 2014

Nile Stanley and John Ronghua Ouyang encourage teachers to use the new literacies to inspire the next generation of multilingual filmmakers

Most prospective teachers and the pupils they will teach have been surrounded by constantly evolving information and communications technology (ICT) — computers, email, social networks, smartphones, and digital cameras — since preschool. The internet is this generation’s defining context for literacy and learning and requires new skills, strategies, and dispositions (Castek et al., 2007). Paradoxically, teacher candidates have lived a digitally saturated life, but many have not had the preparation in the new literacies of how to integrate ICTs in their multilingual classrooms. To read the full story, click here.

One Response to “Making Multilingual Movies”

  1. The Apple Ipad has some very good resources for movie making such as Cinematic Storytelling: A Social Cinema Project (One Best Thing, a free multi-touch book and Viddy, a movie sharing application available through I-Book Store). Your students might not have the patience for the PC Movie Maker platform. Look on Viddy and see the brilliant movies young people are sharing with Iphones!

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