Year: 2013

Learning and Technology Framework 2013

Quotes from from Learning and Technology Policy Framework 2013 This 2013 Learning and Technology Policy Framework provides leadership and strategic direction for government and school authorities throughout Alberta. The framework guides government and local school authorities in developing policies to help

Instagram Short Film

from Thomas Jullien  Instagram is an incredible resource for all kinds of images. I wanted to create structure out of this chaos. The result is a crowd source short-film that shows the endless possibilities of social media. The video consists of

Web Design 2 and CSS Final Project

Start with creating from scratch your own brand spanking new theme, and then applying your own CSS tweaks to it. Step 1: create a zip of your base theme and get me to host it on the server. Step 2:

Watch Live Canadian Wildlife

http://pacificwild.org/site/great-bear-live/raw-pacific-wild-live.html  

Create your Own iBlog App

iPhone: http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/wp-for-ios/ , https://developer.apple.com/programs/ios/ Guide: [gview file=”https://iblog.stjschool.org/comtech/files/2013/11/iOS-Documentation.pdf”] Any volunteers? Oh, it will cost someone $99 to actually login as an Apple Developer so any apps can be distributed via the App Store. Android: http://premium.wpmudev.org/project/wp-for-android/ , http://wpappmaker.com/video-tutorial/ I don’t have anything

Religious Conflict and the Search for Historical Explanations

http://www.canadianmysteries.ca A critical thinking challenge for students, ages 16-18 Introduction Early in the morning of February 4, 1880, five members of an Irish immigrant family were murdered in rural southwestern Ontario, allegedly by an armed band of vigilantes from the community. No

What Caused Herbert Norman to Take his Life?

http://www.canadianmysteries.ca A critical thinking challenge for students, ages 16 to 18 Introduction For many people it is hard to imagine the deep psychological and physical harm that resulted from the Cold War. Just as the idea of terrorism generates public

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Was Jerome Mistreated?

http://www.canadianmysteries.ca A critical thinking challenge for students, ages 16–18 Introduction On September 8, 1863, a man whose legs had been cut off at the knees was found on the beach of Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia. He had no identity papers,

Who Should Receive the Credit?

http://www.canadianmysteries.ca A critical thinking challenge for students, ages 16-18 Introduction On August 16, 1896, four people — an American miner, a First Nations man, his sister, and their nephew — were looking for gold on a creek that flowed into

Protecting the Nation?

http://www.canadianmysteries.ca A critical thinking challenge for students, ages 14-18 Introduction In the spring of 1864 a series of killings sent a chill across Canada. The blood of 14 men, spilled into the Homathco River before dawn on the morning of

Opposition to Slavery in New France

http://www.canadianmysteries.ca A critical thinking challenge for students, ages 14-18 Introduction During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Canada maintained a practice of slavery that forced people of Aboriginal and African descent to endure captivity and servitude. Many people at that time

Respecting the Doukhobors’ Rights in British Columbia

http://www.canadianmysteries.ca A critical thinking challenge for students, ages 14-18 Introduction Late in the evening of October 28, 1924, Peter Verigin boarded a Canadian Pacific Railway train at Brilliant, British Columbia, the headquarters of the Doukhobor community. About one in the

The Status of Women in New France

http://www.canadianmysteries.ca A critical thinking challenge for students, ages 14-18 Introduction In the spring of 1734, a fire occurred in Montréal that destroyed a hospital and 45 houses on rue Saint-Paul. Criminal proceedings were soon underway against Marie-Josèphe, dite Angélique, a

Investigating Suspects in the Death of Peter Verigin

http://www.canadianmysteries.ca A critical thinking challenge for students, ages 16-18 Introduction Late in the evening of October 28, 1924, Peter Verigin boarded a Canadian Pacific Railway train at Brilliant, British Columbia, the headquarters of the Doukhobor community. About one in the

War, Massacre, or Terrorism?

http://www.canadianmysteries.ca A critical thinking challenge for students, ages 16-18 Introduction In the spring of 1864 a series of killings sent a chill across Canada. The blood of 14 men, spilled into the Homathco River before dawn on the morning of

Family Violence and the Reluctance to Speak Up

Source: http://www.canadianmysteries.ca A critical thinking challenge for students, ages 16-18 WARNING: Child abuse can be a very emotional and disturbing topic, and the case of Aurore Gagnon is one of the most terrible on record. If you need to talk

Changing Impressions of Tom Thomson and his Art

Source: http://www.canadianmysteries.ca A critical thinking challenge for students, ages 16 to 18 Introduction What did the painter Vincent Van Gogh, the writer Edgar Allan Poe, and the composer Amadeus Mozart have in common? For one, they were all great artists.

Hedonism Kant Be The Way, Can It?

In a universe increasing less black and white and enjoying more grey, I pause to reflect on the concept of Christian Hedonism. I have always appreciated the more rigorously fashioned ethics of Kant, an action is either right or wrong,

Beta Test TypingWeb

I need some, err, Guinea pigs to test a “free” online typing program. It looks good so far, I just need a few sample students to simulate the process to see if it will work for us at STJ. What

Inherit the Wind Assignment

One of the climax scenes is when Henry Drummond calls Matthew Harrison Brady to the witness stand.  During this scene, Mr. Brady proclaims himself as an authority on the bible.  The following dialogue occurs. Drummond:            “Do you believe that every

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Endangered Species in Canada

The following are links to information about endangered species in Canada. Endangered species Wikipedia  List endangered animal species (Canada) Canadian Wildlife Federation Parks Canada (This site provides information about what is being done to protect endangered species) Hinterland Who’s Who

Pregame Prayer

Strong and faithful God, as we come together for this contest, we ask you to bless these athletes. Keep them safe from injury and harm, instil in them respect for each other, and reward them for their perseverance. Lead us

Oremus Bible Browser Link

Bible Browser Link

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Create a story from this list of random words

Create a story from this list of random words: ornate mirth accordion pinprick askew motley reverie vanquish discordant symposium discard oregano summon skewer protrude scythe fathom blasphemous scaffold enthusiastic incredulous groin comradeship absurdity requisition charade suspicion sophisticated assertive colonel conscript

Create a story from this list of random words

Create a story from this list of random words: Richard verge exhaustion doctor ferocity goddess Friday selflessness rosebush inconsolable bucket phalanx silent peas limbo dandelions guard tree cassette imbibed politics disembodied pocket Lord cots avail sluggard snowstorm chef amid surge

Your name?

Do you know the meaning of your name, and why your parents chose it? Do you think it suits you? What about your children’s names?

Throw yourself completely behind a cause

If your day to day responsibilities were taken care of and you could throw yourself completely behind a cause, what would it be?

Ask for help?

Is it easy for you to ask for help when you need it, or do you prefer to rely only on yourself? Why?

Are you being served?

What’s the most dreadful (or wonderful) experience you’ve ever had as a customer? Photographers, artists, poets: show us SERVICE.

Down By The Old Mill Stream

… not the river but the stream Try a classic Barbershop Quartet as a sonochromatic composition. [youtube video=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a3nkiidY74]

Religion 35: World Religions and Peace

There are many points of view about whether peace on this planet we call earth is possible.  Some believe peace could never be attained.  Others such as Religions for Peace, the largest international coalition of representatives from the world’s great

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The Great Debate

THE CRAIG-NIELSEN DEBATE: GOD, MORALITY, AND EVIL William Lane Craig and Kai Nielsen with annotations by William Lane Craig February 1991, University of Western Ontario This debate is presented on the Internet as a project of Leadership University. Leadership University

Hallelujah

Turn this score: Into a sonochromatic score like this: Record a video of your “Hallelujah ColorSay Quartet for iPhone”.

Twelve Bar “Blues”

Read Neil Harbisson and his Sonochromatic music scale, first. You will also need the ColorSay app for iPhone (and PhotoShop). Create a Twelve Bar Blues animated GIF. If you use 4 iPhones, each on a separate quadrant of colour, you

Sonochromatic Animated GIF

Create your own harmonious “ColorSay” composition as an animated GIF. Use PhotoShop as your tool for making the “score”. Use the ColorSay app from my previous post as your musical instrument. What songs do these pictures sing? Inspired Yet? [youtube

Need Help Designing with Colour?

Watch videos by Harbisson at TED.com. [ted id=1512] Have a look at this. Ask yourself something important about the relationship humans have with colour and sound. What is you favourite colour? What is your favourite harmony?

Equality

[ted id=1040] Think carefully. Ask yourself some of these focus questions on equality. Write about about Ophelia and Gertrude.

Retro Mac ~ 1994

Want to see what connecting the the internet looked and felt like circa 1995? The eWorld News links in this sim don’t work today, but it is where I first found out a significant piece of “live” news way back

Dystopia

Do research to create a working definition of the term dystopia. Then view a film that deals with either a utopian vision, such as Animal Farm(2000), or a dystopian vision such as 1984(1984) or Fahreheit 451(2000). Write a review of

Universal Themes and Patterns

Choose a universal theme or archetypal pattern and create a list of works of literature, movies, television programs, songs, videos, comics, magazines, illustrations, and advertisements that make use of your chosen theme or pattern. Then use text, sound, illustrations, photographs,

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