Screen Education

SYNC OR SWIM A Content-pedagogy Manifesto

This column has had a pretty standard structure until now: (a) present problem; (b) present solution in the form of an app or website that is (hopefully) free and (usually) device-agnostic; (c) direct snide swipes at deputy principals (primarily there as stand-ins for ‘that’s what we’ve always done’ educational policy); (d) dive deep into solution; and (e) offer ‘how-to’ on solution.

The columns basically write themselves. They’re pretty reliant on new and useful technology being introduced over the course of the year in order for me to have something to cover, but we’ve been chugging along okay. The market consolidation of companies like Google, Microsoft and Adobe does mean that there is a skew in their direction, but otherwise there is usually enough going on in technology that can be applied to education. There’s plenty happening in the lead-up to this issue, too – I’m writing this in the last quarter of 2019, the part of the year refers to as ‘tech season’. It’s when all the new devices are announced from the big tech players: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Adobe all have big events (as do all the other manufacturers and developers). I want to use this issue to take a step back, though, and look at a bigger concept that exists across educationand .

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da Screen Education

Screen Education12 min letti
Cinema Science PLANETARY PROPULSION IN THE WANDERING EARTH
More often than not, Cinema Science introductions include a passing reference to the chosen film’s or franchise’s box-office takings. While I’m loath to overemphasise the importance of a film’s profitability or lack thereof – in stark contrast to a l
Screen Education13 min letti
Not Dark Yet LIFE REVERSED IN THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
Let’s begin at the end. Celebrated director David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) concludes with the melancholic image of a New Orleans storeroom being flooded by the rising waters unleashed by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. A
Screen Education8 min letti
Remembrance as Reconstruction EXCAVATING MEMORY IN ROMA
How equipped is the language of cinema to articulate the nuances of memory? The breadth and scope of accumulated experience, the density of stored images, sensations and sounds? And what of those faltering, time-breached memories that elude capture,