Category Archives: Technology Education

How worried should you be about the Ontario Sex-Ed Repeal? Very!

So, how dangerous is the recent repel of the Ontario sex Ed curriculum? Very. I don’t write this reflection through the lens of a physical education specialization or experience – far from it. However, I reflect if my own children … Continue reading

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The Incredibles 2: A Parent’s Guide

If you’re a fan of animated films (and not just those produced in Hollywood), then you can deeply appreciate Brad Bird’s recent online rebuttal that animation films are not kid movies. In responding to a fan on social media who … Continue reading

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Encourage students to share their “Why.”

Over the course of the past few years , I’ve written and have actively advocated for the authentic integration of cross curricular portfolio design; not solely curating learning artefacts but building and sustaining a holistic digital presence including digital portfolios … Continue reading

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Thinking 1st. Skills 2nd. A Media Lit Reflection

I often write and speak openly about the need to engage in a deep and critical conversation of media studies. Undeniably we all engage with media within a rapid and evolving milieu. Although this is truly the case as evident … Continue reading

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Teachers want Less & More…

Over the course of the past two days I had the sincerely humbled opportunity to present and attend Reading for the Love of It for the first time. Being married to a high school English teacher, I’ve only experienced the conference through … 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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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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