Posts Tagged ‘media literacy’

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Real vs. ideal: watch 5 illuminating films about beauty standards

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No matter what, we all sometimes feel like we don’t quite fit in. Watch these 5 films about contemporary beauty standards and the social pressures to fit into them.

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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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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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Using Pink Ribbons Inc. To Discuss Cause Marketing With Post-Secondary Students

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The following is a guest post by Elana Cooperberg My maternal grandmother had breast cancer. My mother has had breast cancer. I was young, still a teenager, when my grandmother was diagnosed with it. I felt detached and distant from the events that played out around me. I lived in the world of the present more »

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NFB Educational Workshops: For the Love of Making Movies

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Educators have the opportunity to take their students on a field trip to the NFB Educational Workshop Spaces. Here, they will meet our team of experienced media and education specialists, who facilitate animation and documentary workshops for students of all ages in both Montreal and Toronto. We offer stop-motion animation, Norman McLaren animation, documentary and 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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Meet our digital storytelling contest winners in Champion, AB!

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This is a guest post written by Claudia Sicondolfo In the fall of 2011, NFB Education launched a national competition inviting teachers to enter and win an opportunity for their students to participate in a free digital storytelling contest. 1,305 teachers signed up—1,015 in English and 286 in French. The winners were teacher Mary Stauth more »

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NFB’s PixStop app for the iPad 2 – Your classroom’s “mobile studio”

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The following is a guest post by Kathy Sperberg. If you had told me when I was growing up that learning could happen with the touch of a finger instead of pencil to paper with a fat eraser at the ready, I would have laughed it off as fantasy. But then again, I’m an analog more »

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Celebrating National Media Literacy Week

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This week (November 7-11) is National Media Literacy Week, a week to highlight the importance of thinking critically about media. This year’s theme is Digital Citizenship. Media Literacy Week is especially relevant at the NFB because we have always believed (and our films will back this up) that thinking critically is crucial to making wise more »

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NFB Interactive…A rich resource for students to explore

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This post was written by guest blogger Carol Arcus, a former educator with the Toronto District School Board. *** Watching HIGHRISE, I am reminded of Marshall McLuhan, who warned us about the downside of the global village: “When the whole world moves in next door, everyone becomes everyone else’s nosy neighbor.” Nosiness, or fervent, enlightened more »

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Out My Window and In the Classroom

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leah sherry is a media literacy teacher at the Monsignor Fraser Annex Campus in the CICO program, Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB). *** When I first discovered Highrise: Out My Window (OMW) and interactive media, I was excited to fire up the LCD projector and share them with my students. This is how I more »

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