Monthly Archives: October 2010

First let me say thank you to Felicia Day for posting the link below on her twitter feed. It was great fun to read but then I got to thinking-What could be a better unit that Dickens, HG Wells, and … Continue reading

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6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Comics

In the days of cold, hard newsprint, only people who could draw were successful comic strip authors. In some cases, this resulted in comic strips that had very nice pictures, but weren’t all that funny (cough, Blondie). Thankfully, the Internet … Continue reading

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Book or Treat

This post is a result of a blog post by Neil Gaiman. His “A Modest Proposal” didn’t involve eating people but caught my attention because of the Swift reference. I guess several of is followers recommended he support UNICEF’s Book … Continue reading

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Using Graphic Novels with Children and Teens

Using Graphic Novels with Children and Teens Comics and kids were meant for each other. If it was banned at school, then the kids wanted to read it. Most kids may even have read more comic books than textbooks, which … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 resources

You CANNOT address pop culture in the classroom without embracing the web and everything new media. One of the best resources I’ve found so far is Classroom 2.0. This is a social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and … Continue reading

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New Contest from Sprint Invites Consumers to Create Their Own Epic Mini Movies for Chance at $25,000 Grand Prize as Chosen by Acclaimed Movie Director

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 04, 2010 – As part of the new “Epic Mini Movies” advertising campaign featuring the Samsung Epic™ 4G smartphone, Sprint (NYSE:S) today launched a new element of the campaign – a national contest that … Continue reading

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Resources for New Media in the Classroom

I’ve been thinking about new media and its role in educating digital natives alot lately. Perhaps its the work I’m doing currently with the Arizona Student Film Festival. Perhaps it is my frustration that I found the One Day On … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels for Multiple Literacies

Graphic Novels for Multiple Literacies Gretchen E. Schwarz One day after German class, a young man came up to me with a book in hand. He was a bright high school student with good grades, but he usually clowned around … Continue reading

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Facebook, Twitter and The Two Branches of Social Media [OP-ED]

We cannot explore popular culture without understanding the nature of social media – Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5. Before we can figure out their place in the educational world we have to understand their purpose. I particularly like this OP-ED … Continue reading

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10-10-10

Today started like any other day but its not. It’s 10-10-10. It’s the last binary day of the month – until tomorrow that is. It’s significant to some because of its numerical repetition. It is significant to others because of … Continue reading

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