Monthly Archives: November 2011

WhizIQ: 5 Uses of QR Codes in the Classroom

You’re probably used to seeing one-dimensional, traditional bar codes printed on clothes or groceries. Today, Quick Response (or QR) codes are coming into fashion. These 2-dimensional codes consist of a collection of small blocks, similar to dots, instead of the … Continue reading

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Pop Goes the Classroom turns One

We presented our first Pop Goes the Classroom workshop at the 2010 Arizona Afterschool Conference November. Today we celebrated our first anniversary by presenting with them again. It’s been an amazing year. From the beginning our workshops have been in … Continue reading

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Eschool News: How to teach young children in the digital age

Tech-savvy younger students need equally tech-savvy teachers, says a new report that makes several recommendations for rebooting early learning From staff and wire reports Read more by staff and wire services reports   As research suggests more than half of … Continue reading

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Introduction to Psychology Using Film

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA A few years ago I was struggling with my Psychology 101 class at a local community college. I had always specialized adult reentry alternate delivery classes however this time found myself teaching a morning weekday class. … Continue reading

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NAEYC: Superheros- An Opportunity for Prosocial Play

It’s not often that I find an article related to early childhood and pop culture. Most of what we do at Pop Goes the Classroom is focused on intermediate grade school and up. However, I began my career as an … Continue reading

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Living and Learning with New Media

I love the MacArthur Foundation because they fund the coolest things.  In this case it began as a five year 50 Million dollar initiative that began in 2006. One of the products of this initiative was a white paper that … Continue reading

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Teaching Art with Comics and Graphic Novels

I recently responded to a question on Making Curriculum Pop about teaching art with comics and graphic novels. I realized this is a topic I’m quite passionate about and thought perhaps I’d share my response here as well. The question … Continue reading

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