Category Archives: Education

Targeted Skills Development Matters

As a high school teacher, I can openly assert that much of the conversation around assessment is grounded in a post-secondary conversation. The culture of assessment in high school, for the most part, is still focused on a self-proclaimed awareness … Continue reading

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Do you watch Canadian film? You should.

Last week I was schooled by award winning Canadian director Jerry Ciccoritti. If you teach film / media or proclaim yourself a cinephile then Jerry Ciccoritti is a name you should know and recognize. If not his name, you surely recognize his diverse and … Continue reading

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It’s Our Story Too: Why Canadian Audiences Must Watch “The Revenant”

The myth of The Revenant is growing. Celebrated for its glorious cinematography and sense of scope along with transforming folklore of a brutal production that placed filmmakers against the elements, the film has deservedly earned a must see reputation. In … Continue reading

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Deja Vu – It’s Education Conference Season

The Matrix: The education conference circuit is in full swing and common language is being shared: Student Voice, Tech-Enabled Learning, 21C, Collaborative Inquiry, Digital Portfolios, Creativity, Critical Thinking …… the rhetoric goes on and on (as part of the machine … Continue reading

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More Thinking Please: Why Comm Tech needs to be Re-Imagined

Recently, I have had the humbled privilege to facilitate classroom Skype lectures with Prof. Rebecca Feasy from Bathspa University in the UK and the much celebrated Dr. Susan Jeffords author of Hard Bodies: Hollywood Masculinity in the Reagan Era. Both … Continue reading

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Please Stop Calling it Blended!

For the love of education, please stop calling it blended. Recently, I attended a ministry hosted function that provided schools/boards from across the province with the opportunity to share ideas, showcase best practices and dialogue on innovation. Depressingly, I use … Continue reading

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Technology No Longer Matters

There’s something  very exciting happening in my Communications Technology classes. Technology no longer matters. This is not to say that tech curriculum is not being served (it is) but rather that the formal curriculum plays a supporting role to the … Continue reading

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