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A Conversation with Tim Piper

I’m proud of my Grade 12 Language and Literature class. They recently conducted a superb second Skype call, conversing with art director and writer Tim Piper. To read about the project right from the start, see my ‘Skype-a-creator’ blog posts … Continue reading

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Action-Packed Learning

During last year’s Grade 6 study I kept hearing the same question: “Are we watching the movie today?” This year it’s been: “Do we play with the cameras today?” Before the students began developing their movie analysis, they had time … Continue reading

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The Directors

    Think back to what you remember learning at school or university. What forms the most powerful memories? Was it a particular lesson, or a particular project? Project-based learning The focus of project-based learning is primarily on the students’ … Continue reading

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Budding Film Experts

Later this school year, our Grade 6 students will produce and present a collaborative analysis of a key aspect of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’. In their ‘expert’ groups, they may focus on the use of a particular type of … Continue reading

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