So Where Does It Hurt? Self-shiatsu treatment provides one form of relief from painful computer-related symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Graphic Exchange, October/November 1996
‘So Where Does It Hurt’ was written for the Graphic Exchange magazine, addressing those in the graphic design industry who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), a painful repetitive strain-like injury. Its causes and how shiatsu alleviates this condition is illustrated. A list of the do’s and don’ts gives graphic designers instructions on what to do when symptoms emerge and informs them how to avoid chronic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Self-shiatsu treatment provides one form of relief from painful computer-related symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
New Age learning model drives Toronto elementary school production of “Virtual Community” CD-ROM, Graphic Exchange, Fourth Anniversary Issue 1995
This is a follow-up article to The Virtual Classroom, Redefining Learning Beyond the Four Walls. It examines a CD-ROM project called The Virtual Community produced by the students of Brian Alger at River Oaks Elementary School. It showcases Alger’s fascinating, innovative educational platform called the Information Artist Instructional Model where he teaches students to become creative, innovative thinkers, not conformists of the conventional educational system. The three specific tool sets used are Strategic Exploration; Theatre of the Mind; and Pioneering New Media.
Technology Ecology, Computing Now, January 1994
Technology Ecology featured an interview with Mr. Nelson Thall, President of the Marshall McLuhan Centre on Global Communications in Toronto, ON Canada, on his views of technology from an ecological vantage point. He discusses the importance of having a keen, healthy awareness of what technology can do for us and against us. There are “service” (positive) effects and “disservice” (negative) effects so if we look consciously to maximize the service effects and minimize the disservice effects, then we are being technology ecologists. Electric technology sets the parameters of our exciting yet precarious position today that illustrates Marshal McLuhan’s theory that the medium, not the content, is the message.
The Virtual Classroom, Redefining Learning Beyond the Four Walls, Computing Now, November 1993
This feature writing assignment launched Ms. Visconti’s freelance writing career. The Virtual Classroom is an article about teacher Brian Alger and his elementary students at River Oaks Elementary School in Oakville, Ontario, who used technology to develop and explore the creative thinking skills of his students. The level of innovation emerging from these students due to Alger’s teaching model was simply astounding. The curriculum was restructured for the information age, the premise being if you changed the curriculum to develop children into independent thinkers and self-directed creators then everything else is really superficial. Knowledge is power and this approach to learning proved it.