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      A Case for the Arts in the Future of Education

      If you believe, as I do, that the techniques we use in education should be teaching students things that are most important to them and society, then arts have to be at or near the top of the list.

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      The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

      If you could take a doctor from the 19th century and transport him (for it would certainly be a man) to a modern hospital, he wouldn’t be able to do much more than walk around and shake hands, spreading disease as he went

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      Why Boys Aren’t Learning

      Often, what a student naturally enjoys or is inclined toward will determine his or her success in various school subjects; but what if today’s classroom and curriculum structure catered (however unintentionally) to one gender more than the other?

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      Competing with Robots

      If you do any reading about the future of technology—it will blow your mind. Not only is the pace of change accelerating, but the rate of acceleration is increasing. One commentator, professional investor John Mauldin, says that we are entering an era of “perpetual future shock.”

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      Mr. X Teen Adventure Series

      Xerxes Frankel travels the world hosting a reality-based TV series. He is a high energy dude with a knack for stumbling into adventures. First stop: Paris. Xerxes hooks up with mad cyclist, Octave Pompidou and checks out the sites, the sounds, the eats and a unique challenge race involving the Eiffel Tower.

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      The Shadowed Road

      The Shadowed Road follows the fortunes of feisty 14-year old, Selome Fekadu. She lives in rural Ethiopia and dreams of becoming a teacher. Denied the opportunity to continue her education, she runs away to the capital city, Addis Ababa. Along the way, Selome has many encounters and adventures while her angry father chases after her.

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      Ezra et le lionceau

      Ezra et le lionceau raconte l’histoire d’un pauvre cireur de chaussures de Gondar en Éthiopie. Ezra rêve d’être le roi de la forêt. Dans ses rêves, il n’est plus pauvre, ne s’en fait plus de ne pas aller à l’école et n’a plus à cirer de chaussures. Il rencontre un lionceau plutôt malin avec qui il se lie d’amitié.

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      The Ruptured Sky

      The Ruptured Sky is a graphic novel that tells that story of First nations involvement in the War of 1812. Without their First Nations allies, the British troops and Canadian militia would have had a difficult time winning the war. Key battles would not have been won and the U.S.-Canada border might not exist today.

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      The Shadowed Road

      The Shadowed Road is an interactive graphic novel experience that includes lesson plans with pedagogical themes on Human Rights, Democracy, Basic Education, and Global Citizenship. For students in grades 6-9 or 6-12 for ESL and ELL students.

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      Canada’s Capital Treasures

      A series of 7 English and French lesson plans celebrate and commemorate key people, places and events as represented by important monuments, buildings, memorials and structures in the nation’s capital.

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      The Canadian Northern Project

      The question of Canada’s sovereignty in the Arctic Archipelago is both important and very current. A number of countries including Russia, the United States and Denmark are claiming part of the Arctic Archipelago as their own territory. The Canadian Northern Project explores this topic in a variety of ways.

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      Bridging the Digital Divide

      Adobe Youth Voices is the Adobe Foundation’s global signature philanthropy program, empowering youth in underserved communities around the globe

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