The current media abundance affects the younger generations, who use multimedia and visual forms to create dialogue, identity building, and self-narration. These expressive possibilities require a necessary literacy to the different codes characterizing the various practices. The contribution aims to heuristically investigate how the cinematographic language can constitute an audiovisual competence to provide a technological way of thinking. It should result from the fusion of the procedural logic of programming and the syntax of moving images. To introduce this visual thought, reference will be made both to theoretical lines, and practical experiences of audiovisual alphabetization designed and tested in primary schools.
Keywords: media literacy, cinema, audiovisual skills, computational thinking.