Too Noisy/Coding/Pan’s Labyrinth

 

1.App: Too Noisy. I have plans to put this up on the big screen with my juniors when they are doing group work!

toonoisy

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/04/too-noisy-give-your-students-visual.html#.WMCFEjt95PY

2.Website: Cool Coding game that is addictive and fun!

Coding

https://www.codingame.com/start

 

Film – Pan’s Labyrinth.

“We live our lives seeking the shortest route, the closest parking space; everything quick, cheap, fast. And it’s not getting better. Two-thirds of the satisfaction of getting something is in the process of getting it.” Guillermo del Toro

This film is all about the journey. It’s a twisted Gothic fairytale by Guillermo del Toro that has elements that are NOT for the faint hearted. It’s got an R16 rating, mostly due to some bloody violence and a couple of gruesome creatures that could scare the bejesus out of you. I’ve used it as a Senior text a few times now and rate it as THE best Guillermo del Toro film.

It’s all in Spanish but the subtitles are excellent and, for me, the romance of the language adds to the contrast with the horrors faced by Ofelia. I have excellence exemplar essays written by Y13 students on Pan’s Labyrinth for their L3 Response to Visual Text question and these students have given their permission for their essays and thoughts to be shared with other teachers/schools. So if anyone is willing to swap essays on films I’m happy to share!

You can contact me on greg.semmens@woodford.school.nz if you are interested.

 

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