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Happy New Year from the NFB Education Team!

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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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NFB Education Heads to India!

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The NFB Education team heads to India to teach 4 iPad animation workshops at the Chinh India Kids’ Film Festival.

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Special workshops at NFB Education Studios during Media Literacy Week

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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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NFB Education on the Pacific Coast: Vancouver-area Workshops and Conferences

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This post was written by the NFB’s Ashley Catania, Education Specialist, and Claudia Sicondolfo, Team Leader and Educational Specialist. Both call Toronto home… for now. The NFB Education offices are located in Toronto and Montreal, but our educational programming team takes every opportunity to go on the road and meet teachers and students across our more »

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The Power of Social Media to Connect: NFB Education visits Byrne Creek Secondary School

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Iha Farquhar, Byrne Creek’s Community School Coordinator, tells the tale of NFB Education’s February visit to Byrne Creek Secondary School in Burnaby, BC. There is much discussion about the negative aspects of social media, for a host of reasons. I will not argue against these points, because many of them are valid. However, I have more »

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NFB Education Visits the Arctic

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This blog post was written by Fouad Sassi and Jessie Curell. In early December of last year, National Film Board Education Specialists Fouad Sassi and Jessie Curell traveled to Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, as part of an extensive Educational Outreach initiative focused on Canada’s newest territory. The NFB has the world’s largest collection of more »

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The NFB Goes West to Calgary, Alberta!

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By Renée Lottridge, NFB Education Specialist On October 21, 2012, Tey Cottingham, Advisor, Educational Programs, Penny Rampado, Sales and Market Development Officer, and I arrived at the Blackfoot Inn in Calgary, Alberta, to prepare for the Educational Media Marketplace sales conference. In addition to 20 centimetres of fresh snow, we were greeted by almost a more »

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Enjoy Free Animation Films and Workshops Across Canada Starting October 26th

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The NFB is launching the 6th edition of Get Animated!, bringing many of the country’s finest and funniest animated films to communities across Canada in celebration of International Animation Day (October 28.) Taking place this year from October 26 to November 10, Get Animated! will bring the magic of animation to over 30 centres, in more »

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StopMoStudio in Action

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This is a guest post written by Alanna Penney, who teaches grade 7 Modern Art at Macdonald Drive Junior High in St.John’s, Newfoundland. About 4 years ago, I decided to incorporate stop-motion animation into my teaching. I had participated in a teacher inservice where I experienced first hand how to make a stop-motion animation. I more »

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Introducing the NFB’s CAMPUS – an innovative place to learn

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The New Year is here and we are so excited to share some new resources with educators across Canada! To start the year off right, we’re launching CAMPUS—our latest online content offer for educators. CAMPUS provides innovative ways to incorporate NFB films in the classroom. It features new titles (more than 500 films added, in more »

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U.S. high school students get engaged with NFB films

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On October 6, 2011, I had the great opportunity to deliver a customized NFB Media Literacy workshop at the John F.  Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Entitled “Film: Decoding the Message – A Film Screening and Discussion,” the workshop was offered to a group of middle and high school students, and more »