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Elephants and Sex

  It is very curious that, drugs with all the sturm und drang that accompanied the long-overdue release of Ontario’s Sex Education/Health Curriculum, check no one acknowledged the elephants in the room. Yes, elephants plural. There are at least two, which might help us understand some of the alarm. Armand …

Supporting Literature and Media Literacy Learning

I was helping a tutee complete an online Shakespeare assignment. The task was very good at encouraging analysis and reflection. It asked students to select a scene from a movie adaptation of the play and explain how the scene used cinematic devices to help viewers understand and appreciate its meanings.

The popularity of memes

Everyone who has used the internet for personal social communication and entertainment in the last few years has seen a meme. The meme:  –“a virally-transmitted cultural symbol or social idea. A meme (rhymes with “team”) behaves like a flu or a cold virus, traveling from person to person quickly, but transmitting an …

Privacy is Agency

“I haven’t done anything wrong, so why should I care what information is collected and shared about me?” The privacy crisis is about agency. It’s not just a matter of who owns or shares your information, but what they might do with that information and what accountability there is for …