Author Archives: smyers

About smyers

Hi Everyone, I am a high school alternate school teacher living in Vancouver, BC. I have been teaching for 15 years, though I am not sure where all that time has gone. I love working with teenagers, and am grateful that I have the opportunity to share my love of learning with young people every day. It's a pretty sweet gig!

Some final thoughts on 540

When I started this course I believed I would have an upper hand in relating to the material, having a background in English language and literature. While reading Walter Ong’s Orality and Literacy I quickly realized that was not to … Continue reading

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Preservation Practices in the Digital Age

Introduction Every new communication tool changes the way information is created, delivered, and consumed (Bolter, Postman). It also alters the means and methods by which our cultural identities are preserved. Advances in digital technologies have created a blurring between author … Continue reading

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As I had posted on the course site a few days ago that I was going to try using a bulletinboard web 2.0 tool. I opted for Lino. Here is mine of my boy Shylock. It was really fun. I can see using … Continue reading

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Penny Papers: innovation & social change

Here is a link to the wiki I created on the penny papers. My focus is on the reciprocity of technology and social change. Emphasis is on Benjamin Day’s The Sun which is regarded as the first penny paper of … Continue reading

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Digital Dis-integration

In his 1999 article, “Escaping the digital dark age” Stewart Brand rigorously condemns the growing trend towards the digitization of information. “There has never been a time of such drastic and irretrievable information loss as right now” (46). He rejects … Continue reading

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Stephanie’s thoughts on technology

smyers's Fotobabble. This was my attempt at explaining technology by utilizing both sound and sight. After reading Chapter 3 of Ong’s Orality and Literacy it’s all I’ve been able to think about. That and the dialogue we had in one … Continue reading

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Orality and Text

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Reading Walter J. Ong’s Orality and Literacy … Continue reading

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Access to Information

Hi Everyone. I am Stephanie Myers and this is my sixth MET course. I work in alternate education and absolutely love it. Three years ago I opened an alternate school program in Burnaby, BC called the Burnaby Youth HUB which … Continue reading

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