Jamie Leduc
Technology Department Head. Animation, Visual & Audio Effects, Media Project Management Teacher

Digital Voices

Project Published 8/6/12 Last updated on 5/16/18
This is a unique 2 credit block Digital Media course designed for students interested in Indigenous Education. The focus of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to embrace, document, depict, digitalize all of our cultures while experimenting with digital media. The course is made up of two grade 12 MST courses. In addition to successfully completing this 2 credit course, student with an 80% (or higher) and who meet the articulation agreement, will receive Digital Media credits at the University of Winnipeg. Digital Voices incorporates a variety of materials, techniques, tools, technologies, and skills from various arts disciplines including dance, drama, music, and visual arts. The technologies/ processes used and adapted to create digital media art may be traditional, including, but not limited to, photography, film, sound, animation, and video. The technologies and processes may also be digital: computer software, blogging, networking, game development, digital imaging, digital sound recording, 2D and 3D animation, multimedia production, web 2.0, and web-page design. Two years ago I had a vision of the evolution of the classroom. An opportunity for 21st century learners to embrace their culture, their stories their past and their future through cutting edge technology and inverted pedagogy. Our project is called Digital Voices, please take a look around our site, this is the future! I have learned so much from the current generation of digital students. I would like to thank the students for challenging me to change, it has been an honour to be educated by you through the integration mobile devices in the classroom, the collaboration with students around the world, how you challenge educators to examine the ethical and responsible use of social media. How you are demanding a change in how we, the educators, need to prepare future generations for a connected world. As we prepare for the future, it is obvious that next year will be even more revolutionary, exciting and cutting edge. Here is the answer for your demand for change. Our grassroots program is spreading, Digital Voices is going global! I am so excited about our new partnerships which have been formed. In June 2012, 8 educators from around the world have collaborated on the evolution of the Digital Voices platform. We have developed cross curricular activities, inverted resources for 21st century educators and the will for change. I would like to thank educators from the Winnipeg School Division for embracing Digital Voices and becoming a stakeholder in this 21st century pedagogy. I would also like to thank Mr. Marc Dubeau from Osgoode SS in Ottawa and Mr. Frank Machos from the School of the Future in Philadelphia for becoming stakeholders in the Digital Voices program.

About Our Big Blue Marble a 21st century learning experience Our Big Blue Planet (OBBM) is a collaborative Digital Voices' project for 21st century students and educators. OBBM was initiated by Sisler High School in Winnipeg, Osgoode Township High School in Ottawa and the School of the Future in Philadelphia. Our Big Blue Marble is a global cultural media exchange using a Web 2.0 platform. This international 21st century educational hub is designed for 21st century students to provide their perspective on their own culture.

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Manitoba LwICT standards

Communication and Collaboration, Research and Information Fluency, Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making

Mobile devices, adobe creative suite, apple tv, video conferencing endpoint, web cams, Wacom

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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/18/19 11:07:23 PM Permalink

Great work

Kiran Chitluri

Posted on 3/7/14 7:19:47 PM Permalink

The video content does not seem to be playing. Hopefully it is just a problem with YouTube and it wil show up again soon.

Albert Riel

Posted on 8/6/13 2:08:13 PM Permalink

Great stuff

Kevin Woeller

Posted on 11/12/12 7:44:08 PM Permalink

I forwarded "Digital Voices" to my son's school in WA. he really enjoyed it.

susan dyer

Posted on 11/12/12 6:00:23 PM Permalink

Amazing, innovative and creative!

Kris Fontes

Posted on 11/12/12 5:38:31 PM Permalink


jamie leduc

Posted on 10/24/12 11:18:24 AM Permalink

Thanks is New York?

Young Kim

Posted on 10/24/12 10:54:17 AM Permalink

I'm so happy that my school was able to be involved with your project. I hope that you win. Good luck!

jamie leduc

Posted on 10/24/12 12:05:59 AM Permalink

Thank you Kevin.

Kevin Woeller

Posted on 10/23/12 11:53:52 PM Permalink

Your welcome, and thanks for sharing, I look at learning like a tree if you don't feed it, it will stop growing.

jamie leduc

Posted on 10/23/12 9:01:13 PM Permalink

Thank you everyone!

Sandra Ramey

Posted on 10/23/12 6:49:24 PM Permalink

Great project! I can't wait to share this with my students!!

Kevin Woeller

Posted on 10/23/12 6:19:05 PM Permalink

Fantastic young people sharing with the world their knowledge, they are the future and sometimes adults forget that.

So never stop learning to be your best and sharing your knowledge....

James Lindsay

Posted on 10/23/12 12:21:01 AM Permalink


marc dubeau

Posted on 10/22/12 11:01:50 PM Permalink

Great Job Jamie! Your submission rocks.

Nicole Dalesio

Posted on 8/15/12 9:38:52 PM Permalink

Looks like a lot of fun, and you and your students obviousy put a lot of work into it. Congrats!

jamie leduc

Posted on 8/6/12 5:59:55 PM Permalink

Thanks Kris! It has been worth it. Take a look at some of our student portfolios

Kris Fontes

Posted on 8/6/12 5:41:33 PM Permalink

Very interesting and rigorous.