Category Archives: MultiMedia

Celebrate Shakespeare on His 450th Birthday: Seven Ideas for Teaching and Learning

macbeth_cummingAlan Cumming plays Lady Macbeth in a scene from a reimagining of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Macbeth.”
In honor of the Bard’s 450th birthday this month, and the surplus of Shakespeare in theaters as a result, we’ve revamped our main resource page, Teaching Shakespeare With The New York Times.

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by | 2014/04/07 · 11:38 am

SI mag exploits swimsuits and villagers…?

It is SPorts Illustrated magazine swimsuit edition season. The magazine that launches model’s careers and often finds itself in hot water because of stereotyping is in the pot again. Should primitive villagers be in shots with supermodels, half-naked or not? What has a NY fashion model have to do with hunting in the desert anyway? Nothing? What is your thought? Exploitation? Or just silly fun? Read more at Huffingtonpost>

The second controversial shot, featuring Emily DiDonato in an African desert, also include a tribal-looking, half-naked man carrying a spear:

These shots tap into the West’s past obsession/fetishization with so-called savages, jungle comics and the like. Again: In a visit to seven continents, this image is what Sports Illustrated is using to represent the continent of Africa.

David Leonard, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University, told Yahoo! Shine he understands why some might find the pictures offensive.

“These photos depict people of color as exotic backdrops,” Leonard said. “Beyond functioning as props, as scenery to authenticate their third world adventures, people of color are imagined as servants, as the loyal helpers, as existing for white western pleasure, amusement, and enjoyment.”(Huffingtonpost)

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Being victorian.. interactive BC

 CaptureVCictorianGreat site..interactive and British Columbian
I have attached teacher and student resource.

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Open Culture (@openculture) Franco poem for Obama

open_culture_white_normal.jpg Open Culture (@openculture)
2013-01-21 6:27 PM
James Franco writes poem for the inauguration. Read “Obama in Asheville,”

James Franco is an actor and writer. He is the author of the poetry chapbook “Strongest of the Litter” and the short story collection “Palo Alto.” His poetry collection, “Directing Herbert White,” is scheduled to be published next year. He received a Best Actor nomination in 2011 for his role in “127 Hours.”

Obama in Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina, is the birthplace of Thomas
Wolfe and the sometime residence of F. Scott Fitzgerald
When he visited Zelda at her institution;
He stayed at the Grove Park Inn, a grand stone edifice.
On the phone once, Cormac McCarthy lamented
The two added wings and the spa, and marveled
At the original structure, They pulled the stones
From the mountains and brought them down on mules.

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Bill Gates, Ken Robinson, and TED Are Coming To PBS

Bill Gates, Ken Robinson, and TED Are Coming To PBS.

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How to make RSA Animate style videos with your class…

How to make RSA Animate style videos with your class….

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History RockRoll – George Harrison on HBO

A brilliant biopic worth watching! Ill be an epic cultural resource. Quite remarkable considering his mate, Paul, just performed in Vancouver for the first time since 60s.

GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD focuses the imaginative and inspired eye of one of cinema’s most preeminent filmmakers on one of the world’s most influential men. The film takes viewers on the musical and spiritual voyage that was George Harrison’s life, much of it told in his own words. The result is deeply moving and touches each viewer in unique and individual ways.

Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese traces Harrison’s life from his musical beginnings in Liverpool through his life as a musician, a seeker, a philanthropist and a filmmaker, weaving together interviews with Harrison and his closest friends, performances, home movies and photographs. Much of the material in the film has never been seen or heard before. The result is a rare glimpse into the mind and soul of one of the most talented artists of his generation and a profoundly intimate and affecting work of cinema.

The film includes interviews with Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, George Martin, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr and Jackie Stewart. They speak honestly and frankly about George’s many talents and contradictions.

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Al Smith

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RCMP funeral… Langley Times

Watch live streaming video from rcmpgrc at

” The funeral for Surrey RCMP Const. Adrian Oliver begins today at 1 p.m.

The service, held at the Langley Events Centre, will also be livestreamed by RCMP and embedded on

Oliver was killed in a motor vehicle collision on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

The 28-year-0ld had been with the Surrey RCMP for more than three years. He was on duty when his unmarked police vehicle and a semi-trailer collided in the intersection of 64 Avenue and 148 Street in Newton.

RCMP Assistant Commissioner Craig Callens said at the time it was an “extremely difficult and sad day for the RCMP,” and extended condolences to Oliver’s friends and family, including his mother, father, stepfather and two brothers.

Oliver’s stepfather is also a serving member of the RCMP, as is one of his brothers, who is an officer in the Lower Mainland…” ( Langley Times )

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Pearl Harbour history- virtual field trip

Virtual Voyage: Pearl Harbor

Information: In 1941 Pearl Harbor was a Pacific US Naval Base located in Hawaii. On the morning of December 7, 1941 they experienced a surprise and strategic military attack from the Japanese. The attack sank and damaged much of the US Navy’s Pacific fleet. Continue your voyage of Pearl Harbor in 1941 and today by exploring the sites and videos below.

The KSS Library is hosting a virtual field trip with several classes next week. It will connect with the World War II units and Cold War study.

Teacher-librarian-KSS, Al Smith and Doug Gray, Admin-Central, have made arrangement sto use their LifeSize webcam equipment to participate in an interactive session with Pearl Harbour survivor living in Hawaii.  This Virtual Field trip can be an example of potential future collaborations.


Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field trips range from simple website visits, to high definition interactive video conferencing. All five high schools in SD23 have access to dedicated LifeSize HD videoconferencing systems which enable realtime high definition interactive video conferencing.
We have linked to a variety of content providers which can be used to identify content providers for your Virtual Field Trip.   please contact Mark Hauk at Central Programs and Services.


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Digital reading – services for students

DIGITAL READS >  eBooks, Audio, Media….

follettA trial ebook system from the KSS Library.  Patron may login and read books in their browser or download and read with an offline reader or iPad.  Browse Catalog list>  .  Request a Login>

or  Login to eBooks>

For iPad App and Android App- soon> Now available
Download Follett Offline eReader>

There are dozens of titles available on iPads, KOBO and Kindles.

Audiobooks … listen to selected titles.

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