Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Graphic Classroom

Chris Wilson began a blog a few years ago called The Graphic Classroom. The Graphic Classroom is a resource for teachers and librarians to help them stock high quality, educational-worthy, graphic novels and comics in their classroom or school library. … Continue reading

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Life on the Screen: Visual Literacy in Education

In the rolling hills of California’s Marin County grows a brittle amber grass known for one thing: its combustibility. If ignited, this thigh-high tinder burns furiously, rapidly consuming everything in its path. The same can be said of the filmmaker … Continue reading

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A Teachable Moment: Turning News from Egypt into Classroom Lessons | Edutopia

Edutopia has a great article on using the current events in Egypt in your classroom lessons. Check it out! A Teachable Moment: Turning News from Egypt into Classroom Lessons | Edutopia

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Five Ideas for Using Pop Culture to Inspire Elementary Students | Edutopia

One of the questions I got in the workshop today with Arizona Gifted Educators was how we use pop culture to inspire Elementary Students. Here is a great article on the topic from Edutopia. Hope it helps! Five Ideas for … Continue reading

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Using Music to Bring Life to Poetry

Lorie Witkop, Yahoo! Contributor Network As it came time to teach the eleventh grade English curriculum’s required poetry unit, I looked for ways to bring the poetry alive for the students. I certainly found Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice” intrinsically … Continue reading

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Arizona Gifted Association Conference

Today we presented Pop Goes the Classroom to Gifted and Talented Educators across Arizona. It was another standing room only presentation. Thank you for your kind reception today. As you scroll through the blog you will find resources for many … Continue reading

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