Film and Video in the Classroom: Back to the Future

Authored by: William Kist

Handbook of Research on Teaching Literacy Through the Communicative and Visual Arts

Print publication date:  December  2007
Online publication date:  April  2015

Print ISBN: 9780805856996
eBook ISBN: 9781315759616
Adobe ISBN: 9781317639701


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During the drafting of this chapter, I attended a national literacy conference. I am amazed at the number of sessions dealing in some way with “new” media. I have raced from session to session trying to see as many as I could. As I hopped between sessions, I began to write down selected quotes from the presenters and their handouts:

“blogging extends classwork guiding principles” including promotion of the school motto

“using students’ online literacy to encourage and extend literary discussion”

“how film can help students who are visual read literature” “using hip-hop to prepare students for the new SAT”

“one out of four two-year-olds has a TV in his or her bedroom.”

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