September 12, 2012
Is A Photo Worth A Thousand Words?
Learning a language is always a challenge. Sometimes it is a welcome change to do something not related to...
...language at all.
Photography is one of those things. Wouldn't it be wonderful to put cameras into the hands of students - especially young students and their families?
Children have a unique view of the world and it is always fascinating to see the world our students inhabit.
Think of the multitude of language related conversations and presentation you could have as you and your students show photos of the world and point of view unique to each one of us.
And since no language expertise is necessary to see or understand a photo, photography is a great (and enjoyable) experience for all levels.
Here are some details on a program to get cameras into the hands of kids around the world to help them sell their photos and develop the skills and connections to make a living through their photographic work - http://www.good.is/post/inside-look-fairmail-helps-global-youth-become-commercial-photographers?utm_campaign=daily_good2&utm_medium=email_daily_good2&utm_source=followup_link&utm_content=Helping%20Global%20Youth%20Become%20Commercial%20Photographers.
Here's an excerpt from the website; “Our teenagers don't need pity. They need customers who buy their product just because they love their pictures. After that it is great if they come back for more because they also love the story behind each of the cards.”
The world is full of strange, wonderful and thought provoking things we can see and share. There are amazing things around us, let's share them!
I like to take pictures - especially of the odd and interesting things that I encounter. You can see some photos of my world here - http://jpgmag.com/people/Morf.
Listen, read and speak. Make your new language your own.
My best to you as you make your way through this intriguing , constantly shifting linguistic landscape.
Posted by mmorf at September 12, 2012 09:09 PM