Category: Society

Another Piece of the Technology in Education Conversation – Inquiry Blog #4

My father-in-law was a computer geek long before that was a thing. He was with a phone company as they were looking into delivering things other than voices through their telephone lines and was a part of the crew than installed the first, 1.5-megabyte memory system at SFU that was basically a metal rod suspended …

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School Library Learning Commons as Venues for Social Justice

The following is the response to a discussion prompt from LLED 467 of the UBC Teacher-Librarian Diploma. The prompt was to provide examples of social justice from online content and if of how yo might integrate it into your program. I am submitting two examples of online content that provides examples of social justice. The …

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The Apologist – I Prefer It This Way

I just learnt that The Apologist was the English title for Eating Crow by Jay Rayner.  I wonder why the title was changed for the American audience; if they would help in understanding the satirical humour, or to cast light on the differences between the two countries. The novel is a bemusing look at the …

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Proroguing Article

The cynic in me has long prevented me from getting too emotional regarding anything much associated with politics.  That is not to say that I suffer from political apathy, I just funnel my energies into the smaller, more local advocacy and am trying to change the world with more subtle means than by loud, resounding …

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All Apologies

I found this article in one of my favourite reflections of Canadiana, The Walrus.  I think it is a great read and would certainly make for some interesting discussion surrounding policies and results of our government’s practice of apologizing to groups that have been wronged in our country’s history. “A Sorry State” by Mitch Miyagawa …

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