December 2011

Teaching Tip – Making Comics Online

December 13, 2011

Here’s a comic strip that I created in less than five minutes, using a website I had never tried out before.  Comics are perfect for the classroom. They allow students to explore all sorts of new environments and feel confident with what [Keep Reading]

Take it Down or Cover it Up – Please!

December 12, 2011

It really annoys me when a store goes out of business, everything gets cleaned out, the store is left vacant, and the owners fail to do this one simple thing. I can’t tell you how many times I have been driving and noticed a store that [Keep Reading]

The December Mixtape

December 10, 2011

I don’t know if this is going to become a tradition or not, but I really felt like making another December themed mixtape. Unlike last year’s mix, this one is fully tracked and in album format. It’s meant to be listened to straight [Keep Reading]

Scaredy Squirrel Drama Lesson

December 6, 2011

Scaredy Squirrel by Mélanie Watt is a really great picture book that children of all ages will enjoy. It’s about a squirrel who is afraid of anything outside of his nut tree. He stays in his tree trying to avoid all the harmful things in the [Keep Reading]

Jully Black (Red Carpet Interview)

December 5, 2011

Daddy J and I caught up with Jully Black and her producer on the red carpet at the 2011 Stylus Awards. Here is a transcript of our interview. Chase: “Jully Black! Chase March and Daddy J from DOPEfm.“ Jully: “Nice to meet you. [Keep Reading]

Putting Graffiti In Its Place

December 2, 2011

This is a bridge in a Kitchener suburb. You cannot see the underside of this bridge from the road. You cannot see the graffiti art if you are simply walking by on the sidewalk. The colourful logos and words are pretty much completely hidden from [Keep Reading]

I’m a NaNoWriMo Winner!

December 1, 2011

I did it! I wrote an entire 50,015 word novel in the month of November to win my very first National Novel Writing Month prize. It feels good! When I first decided to take on this challenge, I only had a rough idea of the story I wanted to tell. I [Keep Reading]
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