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An insider’s look at the NFB interactive studio in Montreal

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Each month, the NFB interactive studio in Montreal takes you backstage with a blog post on a hot topic in interactivity and digital media.

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Holocaust education teaching tools

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Learn more about the NFB’s Holocaust educational materials, including downloadable Virtual Classrooms and a variety of films, teaching guides, and apps that can help educators stimulate learning and discussion about the Holocaust.

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Happy 75th birthday to us!

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Celebrate the NFB’s history of looking forward: we’re 75 years young! Check out our birthday trailer, special activities, and more.

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4 New Study Guides for Spring

Education

Explore a variety of new study guides for classroom use, accompanying such recent NFB films as My Prairie Home, Last Chance, and Poppety in the Fall.

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Happy New Year from the NFB Education Team!

Education

HELLO 2014! Our education studios are back in full swing after the holidays, and we’re ready for an exciting year ahead. Our team is already busy creating new ways of making learning more dynamic through the incorporation of film, workshops, technology and media in classrooms across the country. 2013 brought our team a lot of more »

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Special workshops at NFB Education Studios during Media Literacy Week

Education

Literacy through Film: Using Media as an Outlet for Social Change Have you ever seen an advertisement and thought, what is that for?, or how did they come up with that? I’ve seen many. Our lives have become increasingly saturated with persuasive marketing campaigns and consumer messaging, so much so that we often tend to more »

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How to Use the New McLaren’s Workshop App in Your Classroom

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Interactive apps are an amazing addition to the classroom, as they offer students a unique way to learn new media skills and develop their creative abilities. Teaching animation is a great way to combine many curriculum links in one activity, and this is especially the case with our new, highly creative app: McLaren’s Workshop. The more »

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Top 7 Sizzling Summer Films for Youth

Education

To celebrate the arrival of summer, we’ve put together a list of 7 summer films that are guaranteed to educate and entertain young viewers as they try to keep cool during the summer heat. Perfect for the summer classroom, the poolside laptop or while chilling in the comfort of an air conditioned living room, these more »

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Animation: A Useful Tool for Working with Students with Autism

Education

This blog post is written by Hélène Massé, an adaptive learning specialist in the Grandes-Seigneuries school board on Montreal’s South Shore. In the post, she describes a project that allowed her high-functioning autistic students to direct animated films in class, with support from the NFB’s educational program team, and to participate in a documentary about more »

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NFB Films Now Available on VIA Rail Trains

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The NFB, the CBC, The Historica-Dominion Institute and VIA Rail have come together to provide passengers with free on-board entertainment within the Quebec City – Windsor corridor. The offer includes CBC/Radio-Canada TV shows and programs, Heritage Minutes vignettes and NFB films. Marc Laliberté, President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail Canada said – Over more »

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New Montreal Educational Workshop Studios Now Open!

Education

By Estelle Lagueux, Supervisor, Educational Programs It was with nervous anticipation that the NFB’s new educational programming team recently welcomed its first group of students to a freshly redesigned space at our operational headquarters in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough. The young people said it was inspiring to find themselves in the same building where so many more »

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Best Films of the Year for Kids and Teens

Education

By Tey Cottingham, Advisor, NFB Education Team Are you curious to know which Canadian books and DVDs the Canadian Children’s Book Centre has selected as the best of the year for kids and teens? Are you also curious about which NFB films, in particular, were deemed by their review jury to be the best of more »