The Doctor Will Be In At 10(ish)

I’ll be checking blog/emails/edmodo/etc from just after 10 this morning. I’ll be online for most of the day until about 10 tonight if you have questions/etc…

I’ll be returning things as soon as they’re processed, and will probably use edmodo for secure postings.

If you don’t remember the email to use, LEAVE A COMMENT HERE and I’ll get back to you asap!

Thursday, Thursday…

Not a real picture of my son.

You couldn’t make this up.

I cannot get in today as my son is off school and I need to babysit. I will, however, be ‘live’ at 11:30 and have set up a document so you can ask questions and share things (via photos or whatever).

Send me what you can and I will get it back to you asap. I’ve arranged for Miss Daly to deliver anything you want passed to me, and I’ll arrange to get it back to you tomorrow in school.

I’ll be referring to a couple of documents that I have added for you to download. You’ll find them Under the resources tab at the top of the page, look for Understanding Standards. Both candidates passed, though the poster example only received 25/50.

I’ll add the live link later, in the meantime, the Document is at:

PS: You can send emails to scottishteacher [at] me [dot] com

Yes it’s a different email. No, I don’t want signed up to anything. 🙂


And we’re live starting at about 23 seconds:

And We’re Off…

winterfell-being-filmed-castle-wardWelcome to the class blog, and welcome to the class (if you have joined, obvs). We will cover loads over the next year and I really hope you enjoy the class, the subject and at least some of the texts we’ll be looking at. As previously mentioned, the main ‘course text’ for Question 1 will be Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott (USA, 1982 & 2007). We’ll also look in a bit of depth at Argo directed by Ben Affleck (USA, 2012).

For Question 2, we’ll be studying Rupert Murdoch/The Sun/The News of the World, as well as coverage of the refugee crisis and (possibly) a bit of Brexit as well. The other strand we’ll cover in some depth will be representation of women in music videos. So, hopefully, something for everyone!

Please remember you can use the blog to contact me as well as ask any questions at any time. Don’t be stuck, the answer (or some help) is only a comment away!

Finally, you will get most of the handouts here on the blog. There are also handouts here going back a couple of years so you can have a look at what we’ve covered in the past as well as getting a wee taste of what is ahead of you.

Anyway… that’s enough of me for now. You’ve got some homework to do and it’ll be along in a wee while. 🙂

Sign Signifier Signified

So… the real fun starts here.

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You are to choose an advert (Press/magazine/poster/TV) and identify five of the signs used in its creation… and also give some thoughts on what they signify. Bonus points for seeing if you can combine all the separate signs into an overview of the adverts overall message. I’m looking forward to seeing what you hand me on Monday 🙂

What’s that, you say? You’d like the slides from class to refer to? Oh, all right. Here they are…

Click to download the slides!