Monthly Archives: May 2014

Kids on YouTube: An Interview with Patricia Lange

By Henry Jenkins Not long after I launched this blog (Henry’s Blog), I featured an interview with Mimi Ito and the graduate students from USC and Berkeley who worked with her on the Digital Youth Project. One of the first projects funded by … Continue reading

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Harkins SMF: Escape From Planet Earth

The first movie for Harkins Summer Movie Fun is Escape From Planet Earth. It’s a pretty generic kids movie without much depth. That doesn’t, however, mean it can’t be used as a springboard for summer learning. To come up with … Continue reading

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Civics and Pharrell

Trying to make conversations about freedom relevant is an ongoing challenge for middle and high school civics teachers. Our students  have a difficult time understanding the level of basic freedom the constitution affords us.  Recently a group of young adults in Iran … Continue reading

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Ovation’s The Art Of…

According to its website, ““The Art Of” explores creative fields that fall outside the traditional definition of “art.” Each week, a new artistic medium is explored through profiles of boundary-pushing artists. Focusing on the celebrated as well as the undiscovered, … Continue reading

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Harkins Summer Movie Fun

Learning doesn’t stop just because school is out. In fact, if we don’t make a conscious effort, children will forget up to 1/3 of what they learned during the school year. At Pop Goes the Classroom, we know that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Did you know Phoenix Comicon has a secret identity?

Did you know Phoenix Comicon has a secret identity? For the past three years they’ve been providing media literacy professional development to teachers. This year the education track guests include R. Bradley Snyder, MS and PBS IDEA channels own, Mike … Continue reading

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Five Simple Tricks to Promote Summer Learning

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA For many school districts there are only a few more days of school before summer vacation begins. Educators are frantically putting together summer homework packets to help prevent summer learning loss and parents are scouring community … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week

To all of you fighting the good fight in classrooms and in out of school time programs,we want to say thank you. Thank you for your passion. Thank you for your perseverance. Arizona Republic – Thank You Teachers Ad Chipotle: … Continue reading

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