Author Archives: Kim Wagner

About Kim Wagner

Kimberly Wagner is the College Link program teacher for District School Board Ontario North East. In addition to teaching English for the last 16 years, she has also coordinated Student Success within her previous high school for a four year period. The student success initiative in which she is currently involved is focused on reengaging students who have left high school at a young age and would now like an opportunity to graduate with their diploma.

Making Connections – The Negotiation Continues

Prior to the course, I already felt strongly about the idea of different communication modes having importance in our society as outlined by the New London Group (1996) which recognized methods of representation as significant and interrelated. Their continued focus … Continue reading

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Dynamic Text Presentations

Visual Transformation Through Creative Semantics Created by Marc Aubanel, Mike Singh & Kimberly Wagner The art and technology studioSoso Limited, complete innovative projects that “incorporate elements of dynamic typography, video manipulation, computer vision, sensor technologies and sound design” (Soso Limited, … Continue reading

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Rip Mix Feed Animoto Storytelling

Adventures with Buffy (I tried embedding, but WordPress keeps changing it to this link to the video instead.) I examined both Dumpr and 50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story, and then decided upon trying Animoto. The website author … Continue reading

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The Transformation Continues

References: Biakolo, E.A. (1999). On the theoretical foundations of orality and literacy. Research in African Literatures, 30(2), 42-65. [journal] Brandt, D. (2003).  Changing Literacy.  Teachers College Record, 105(2), 245-260. [journal] Cope, B., & Kalantzis, M. (Eds.) (2000). Multiliteracies: Literacy learning … Continue reading

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Versions of Reality

I chose this image for it’s diversity in communicating ideas as opposed to presenting an absolute, fixed reality. Text presents us with a version of truth or a shadow of a person’s ideas which they express in an attempt to … Continue reading

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