Category Archive: Course 3

Visual Literacy

Nov 07

Children Of God

Philippine Grandma

  When I travel I love to take pictures of children. For me, they are evidence of God’s creative power and mercy. While making this digital story, I was able to combine two of my loves- my pictures of children all over the world and music. Combining Brian Johnson’s, “Here Is Love” with these pictures …

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Nov 07

A Life In Pictures

Like all schools, I’m sure, we have an Back to School Night, where parents come and meet the teachers, get the syllabii of their student’s classes, ask questions, and experience what their child might go through in a day at school. It is a truncated version of “a day in the life” of their child, …

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Nov 07

Final-Course 3

Scenes of Salvation

During this class, I wished I’d had more time to delve into all of the possibilities that exist in digital storymaking and visual imagery. Having been to film school and weaned on all types of movies, I have always understood the power of visuals to help one understand and even transform a person. Art and the …

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Nov 07

Deciphering Visual Values

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I teach a Christian Ethics class to high school sophomores through seniors. It’s a unique class; most of what we learn is how to disagree respectfully when our ethical stances differ. However, an important unit in this semester long class is called “Logical Fallacies”. After teaching the students how to construct a logical argument, we …

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Nov 07

Are We Shark Bait or Shark Hunters?

At the beginning of this school year, we had all our high school classes watch the movie, “Soul Surfer” at their respective retreats. “Soul Surfer” is the inspiring, true story of a teenage surfer who loses her arm in a shark attack. Being a movie buff, I was skeptical of this “teenage biopic”, but watched …

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