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Toronto, June 18 (Canadian-Media): Intimate lives of the ocean’s most extraordinary creatures are explored by Ontario Science Centre's in IMAX® Dome Films' new nature documentary, 'Oceans: Our Blue Planet, media reports said.
Oceans: Our Blue Planet/Courtesy of Ontario Science Centre
IMAX® Dome Films' experience takes the audience deeper into the world's most innovative movie-going experience showcased in Ontario Centre, the only place in the whole of Ontario which features IMAX® Dome Films.
The global journey of this documentary film, from the coastal shallows to deep and mysterious worlds, untold stories of the oceans’ most astonishing creatures have been showcased "through visually stunning underwater photography and captivating storytelling, increases our understanding of the ocean realm, encourages discovery, and inspires environmental stewardship, said Dr. Maurice Bitran, PhD, CEO and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre.
Dr. Maurice Bitran
'Oceans: Our Blue Planet' collaborated by BBC Earth, a global portfolio brand engagng audiences with the wonders of our universe and OceanX Media, a non-profit media company inspiring global awareness about the beauty, complexity and fragility of the ocean and its inhabitants and was narrated by award-winning actress Kate Winslet.
Mark Dalio, Founder and Creative Director, OceanX Media said that complexity and majesty of our oceans and their showcase, was facilitated "to inspire the next generation of ocean pioneers, researchers and explorers.”
Oceans: Our Blue Planet features OceanX’s research and exploration vessel, the Alucia, uncovers amazing stories of life and survival underwater pod of playful dolphins leaping above the waves.
Oceans Dolphins/Courtesy of Steve Benjamin copyright BBC NHU 2016
The audience experiences a methane volcano eruption when an ocean tusk fish uses a tool to open its food.
The ingenious perseverance of the tusk fish was spotted by a cunning octopus hiding in plain sight
Ocean Tusk Fish/Courtesy of Alex Vail copyright BBC NHU 2017
“It has been an incredible experience to collaborate with BBC Earth on this film, which will give audience members across the world unparalleled access into the world’s oceans and their fascinating inhabitants,” said Mark Dalio, Founder and Creative Director, OceanX Media. “We are thrilled to continue to showcase the complexity and majesty of our oceans and to inspire the next generation of ocean pioneers, researchers and explorers.”
Directed by Mark Brownlow (Planet Earth: Blue Planet II, Tiny Giants) and Rachel Butler (Great Barrier Reef), Oceans: Our Blue Planet is distributed worldwide to museum cinemas by BBC Earth and Chicago-based Giant Screen Films and D3D Cinema.
Sponsor Microsoft provides accompanying educational resources that expand upon the film’s messages and themes.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
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Ottawa, June 11 (Canadian-Media): Although over the last two decade, edtech has taken over K-12 education, some teachers had failed to embrace it, media reports said.
A large number of K-12 teachers reportedly appreciate the value of edtech, but they do not use it in the classroom.
The presence of a large number of anti-tech teachers is a dilemna to our eduction community.
Power of tradition of time-honored dynamic of the K-12 teachers who believe in imparting and sharing their knowledge by engaging the students in the classroom and motivating them.
Although this model fosters a human relationship between educator and student and is student-centrered, in which the teacher serves as a guide to facilitate the learning process, instead of seeking to control it in the tech model which is taecher-centered and believes in imparting expertise.
The fear of anti-tech teachers that edtech and artificial intelligence would put them out of business is untrue, since Edtech is not a replacement for human educators; rather with its effective use it is a complement to these educators’ existing practices.
The main reason why teachers still struggle with edtech is a lack of training.
Imparting of relevant edtech training should be prioritized to boost academic achievement.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)