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Blog entries are solely the opinions of the authors, and do not reflect the opinions or viewpoints of any organizations or individuals associated with Oz Technology Company GBC.

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Equity & Diversity

Equity & Diversity

All things being equal… or not.

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Learning

Learning

Bits in… bits out…

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Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

What kind of world do you want to leave for the future?

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SPAR Network

SPAR Network

SPAR is Suicide Prevention, Awareness, & Response

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Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts

Reality is on stage looking back at us.

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Thoughts

Thoughts

Ideas that need a place to go.

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Youth Development

Youth Development

Teach our children well… we can learn a lot from them.

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Friday, 22 February 2019 14:09

Gaming as Digital Fundraising

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Social media and game streaming sites are building teams of fundraising teams with greater reach more now than ever. Video game tournament payouts have skyrocketed since 2010, and participant and spectator counts have grown (Stahlke, Robb, & Mirza-Babaei, 2018). This vast new network of committed campaigners opens new fundraising opportunities that include personal storytelling, which creates events with stronger purpose and impact; larger audience reach; and deeper engagement with donors. Organizations such as…
Thursday, 20 December 2018 07:20

How to Speak About Suicide

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Suicide is a sensitive topic. If you need to talk or find help to cope with emotions, feelings, or situations, here are some resources: National Suicide Prevention LifelineCall 1-800-273-8255Veterans, Press 1 Crisis Text LineText HELLO to 741 741Free. Confidential. 24/7. Introduction Suicide is a sensitive topic for many people. Suicide is the end of a person’s life by their own choosing. Commonly, people will ask why a person has committed suicide. That question…
Sunday, 16 December 2018 05:01

Miles of Time

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a Hollywood film (albeit animation) deserving of great recognition for the representation and role model it provides to aspiring young black and Latino men. For years, Hollywood has been described as being too white, racist, sexist, and lacking proper representation of diversity and inclusion in hit films. We've seen a changing trend over recent years of films like Hidden Figures and Black Panther showing strong people of color represented in positive…
Monday, 15 October 2018 00:39

A Hero and a Genius

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I am assignments away from obtaining a Master of Education in Youth Development Leadership, so you may see how the recent documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, which covered the origins and impact of Fred Rogers and his television series on youth outreach in new media, was a fascinating study for me. During my time in my grad program, I brought forward issues of technology and communication, and the impact on social development, emotional…
Monday, 15 October 2018 00:01

Back to BASIC

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Always take time to go back to basics. I started programming in my early teens, if not pre-teen years, from the 3-2-1 CONTACT Magazine BASIC snippets provided for the Apple II computer. These fundamentals persist in the web platforms I continue to use today. This magazine was a campanion to a PBS show with the same name.
Thursday, 11 October 2018 08:31

SPAR Education Draft #1

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One product of completing some of the final remaining assignments for my Master of Education degree is the first draft of the SPAR Education Training Guide. Eight lesson plans outline the curriculum guide for Suicide Prevention, Awareness, & Prevention (SPAR) that may be used as training for leadership teams. A lot of work has been put into my degree studies on this topic, and there is a lot more work to do to…
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 02:59

DMAchoice

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How much paper junk mail do you throw away in a year? Have you tried to collect it all and weigh it up? You'd be surprised. DMAchoice is a direct mail opt-out list provided by the Data & Marketing Association. For a fee of $2.00, your opt-out preference will be held on file for 10 years. Reputable direct mail advertisers will respect the Do Not Mail list and reduce your junk mail, reduce printing…
Saturday, 21 October 2017 11:55

Un(real)

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Remember—I have a Bachelor of Science in Theatre, Communication, and Youth Studies. Therefore, the fact that this is a photo of a stage prop should resonate loudly. This prop portrays a great level of respect between a stage manager, actor(s), and director. The stage manager stores and keeps the prop safe at all times when not in use during a scene. This includes during a rehearsal, and during dark times. This is usually…
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Blog entries are solely the opinions of the authors, and do not reflect the opinions or viewpoints of any organizations or individuals associated with Oz Technology Company GBC.