Thoughtful Media

Danuta Woloszynowicz


Did you know that the MOE has recently licensed the following online resources for classroom use?

National Film Board - Media on Demand


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Learn360- Media on Demand

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Naxos Music Library - Audio on Demand

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When viewing documentaries, students need to think critically about them the same way they challenge a printed text. They need to be encouraged to wonder and ask the following questions:
- Who produced this clip and why?
- Whose viewpoint is the filmmaker representing and what techniques has he/she used to deliver the message? How do these techniques affect meaning?
- Whose viewpoint is missing?
- Is the "story" told from a first person's perspective or is there a narrator? How effective is that particular approach?
- Is it bias free? How do you know?
- How current is this clip and how do I determine it?
- If the clip has a soundtrack, how effective is it in creating a mood?