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Thinking Education: See, Think, Wonder

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What is See Think Wonder and How Do You Use It? See Think Wonder is a thinking routine developed to help establish critical and creative thinking. It encourages students to look at an image. Educators then as students to consider what the image is showing. This inspires deeper thinking about images that students might otherwise ‘gloss […]

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Let’s Get Technical: In Media Res

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What is In Media Res? The idea of In Media Res is a technical Latin term meaning ‘in the middle of things.’ When it comes to narratives, traditionally stories begin at the very beginning. This is the case with fairytales. For example the classic line “once upon a time” is a traditional beginning from the very start […]

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Twenty Eighteen Apologies and Explanations

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Summary I have been away until now in Twenty Eighteen travelling and writing A new newsletter will release in the next week, subscribe now to recieve this This site is a six month old creative outlet for reviews, writing ideas and thoughts New reviews coming soon with my new score feature (details will be in […]

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Microtransactions: The True Cost

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What are ‘microtransactions’ anyway? Microtransactions are essentially small transactions. They are the equivalent of paying two dollars for a cheeseburger. Two dollars is pocket change for most people and when you want a snack – two dollars is worthwhile for a burger. In terms of media and video gaming, microtransactions are an issue which have […]

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Newsletter

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Newsletter This month’s Newsletter has just been sent out to all subscribers and users. If you want to be kept up to date with upcoming posts then follow The Write Stuff. Or perhaps, you want a summary of all recent posts. Maybe you want the bonus post which comes with each newsletter? All of this is only […]

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Teasing Teasers and DLC: The Dangers of Media Capitalism

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Modern Media Capitalism Media capitalism has steadily increased its drain on the video game and film industries. While money-making exercises have existed for decades in the media industry, today’s media capitalism displays increasing signs of vacuousness. And keen-eyed consumers are worried about what this means for the future of media content consumption. This post is […]

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September’s Newsletter

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An October Update Good morning everyone, this is a brief update to apologise for not posting across the last two weeks due to a holiday break. However, the schedule for October is full and promising for regular readers! Later today all subscribers and users will receive the Newsletter highlighting all articles from September. This Newsletter […]

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Thinking Education: Zoom In

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Zoom In is a thinking routine which can be used for any image a teacher wants to draw particular attention to. For example if a teacher is teaching a History lesson and wanted to highlight the horrors of racism in the past. They may use an image in which smiling members of the public belittled others. […]

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Let’s Get Technical: Metaphors and Similes

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Metaphor and simile: What is the difference? Technically speaking, the most common difference between metaphors and similes are described as this: metaphors state that an object is something it is not (i.e. the man was a ferocious tiger) while similes state that an object is similar to or like an object it is not (i.e. […]

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Textbook Interview: Thinking Education

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Textbook Use and Education One elementary aim of education  is to promote student’ thinking. Developing their abilities to delve further and deeper into new and pre-existing ideas. Curiosity, and the notion that everything can and should be challenged is an essential aspect of education. The use of a textbook, should assist in this aim. Walt […]