The Piano: Teaching Film Narrative

Here’s another good short video titled The Piano. It has a nice message and good graphics.

Tom Barrett has become one of my favorite bloggers. I’ve recently shared his series of posts about using Google Apps in the classroom with teachers and they really liked his ideas. I encourage classroom teachers everywhere to add Tom’s blog to your reading list (or better yet, to your RSS Reader). He understands curriculum alignment, incorporates higher order thinking skills and innovative strategies in his teaching, and he shares sound, practical advice freely.

Tom has shared a clever strategy for using the above video and Google Forms (I think Zoho might work a bit better) to develop an emotional graph as part of his unit on film narrative. He provides everything a teacher needs to implement this lesson in the classroom. Take a look at this and all of Tom’s blog posts.

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Clif Mims

Clif Mims is a Christian, husband, father, teacher, cancer warrior, and fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Memphis Grizzlies.

2 thoughts on “The Piano: Teaching Film Narrative”

  1. Jenny Black, an exceptionally good teacher at Tanglin Trust School embeds this video in a Promethean flipchart. As it plays, she keeps using the IWB camera to capture stills of each character. Then she uses it as a writing prompt to have the kids tell who they think each person is and why they think that. Power, higher order thinking skills use of an IWB.

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