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Some ways to make multimodal resources that engage, activate learning and develop literacy learning... Samson and Delilah

Let’s start with THE film trailer...


FILM TRAILERS/TEACHING RESOURCES Helen Campbell in The Essence of Trailers http://afcarchive.screenaustralia.gov.au/newsandevents/afcnews/converse/helencampbell/newspage_463.aspx

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‘essential moments’ for teaching and learning examine viewer expectation, knowledge and understanding connect to wider contexts effectively combine unique values of modes of communication


TEXT CONSTRUCTION

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Construct relationships between characters ! 

using social distance/environment/situational context

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action/reaction shots

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perspective/point of view (POV), sight lines, gaze


Why film trailers?

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have their own (tight) narrative structure afford teachers the opportunity to introduce (or reinforce) the language critical interpretation/analysis develop avenues for analysis that are time efficient


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It is the potency of film trailers that sets them apart as educational resources and texts for transformative learning. Multimodal education is transformative which means it can lead to new meanings and understanding not only about a text or texts but about the way students see themselves interacting with texts. The use of multimodal texts for teaching and learning allows ‘...for comparisons, contextual clues and boundary crossing between the multiple forms of a language.’ B. Cope and M. Kalantzis (editors) Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and Design of Social Futures. Macmillan Publishers Australia, Melbourne. 2000


Multi-platform RESOURCING

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Keynote/powerpoint (embedded glossary)

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Inspiration (demonstrating connections)

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iMovie/Photostory (constructing the resource)

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Garageband/Acustica Mixcraft ($80 AUD)

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YouTube (using annotation for reinforcement)


PROCESS ! 

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activating event articulate assumptions (conventions, language, role of tension within the text, preconceptions) links to later (more detailed) study of feature film


Using Multimodal Resources in English