Monthly Archives: June 2015

Vulture: Inside Out Nails the Science of How our Memories Function

by Alicia Robb Ever since Pixar began showing previews of Inside Out, critics have been raving about its stunning animation, beautiful soundtrack, and creative portrayal of protagonist Riley’s inner world. Daphna Shohamy, a researcher at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Mind Brain … Continue reading

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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | Edutopia

Here’s a great blog post from 2014 on visual literacy. Hope you all enjoy it.   Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | Edutopia.

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Why Michael Bay Matters: Examining the Transformers

By Anthony Perotta Michael Bay. Yes, as a producer and director of film, commercials and music videos, his works are not of elite dramatic calibre – nor are they intended to be.  From The Rock (1996) to Pain or Gain (2013), … Continue reading

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MW: Teach Media Literacy using Superbowl Ads

By Frank W. Baker For many years, I have hosted a web page, Using Super Bowl Ads In The Classroom, because I wanted to help educators who haven’t thought about using these popular culture texts in instruction. You might notice that … Continue reading

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JAAL: Fandom and Critical Media Literacy

Donna Alverman and Margaret Hagood published a great piece on Fandom and Critical Medial Literacy in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. It’s definitely worth a read. READ ARTICLE HERE    

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Our work around and with Phoenix Comicon

Each year, Pop Goes the Classroom lends its expertise to Phoenix Comicon creating the education track. Each year we have the unique opportunity to empower educators to embrace their fandom in the classroom. This year we served 406 such eductors … Continue reading

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RWT: An Introduction to Genre Studies

Recently emerging as a genre “worth” studying in school, comics can act as a springboard for genre study as well as tap higher-order thinking skills. Versaci (2001) points out that “[A]side from engagement, comic books also help to develop much … Continue reading

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Pedagogy and the Human Sciences: Making Use of Pop Culture in the Classroom

Meeting in the middle: Making use of popular culture in the classroom by Michelle Ronayne1 , JoAnne Shayne2 , & Johnny Nguyen3 Abstract. The purpose of this paper is to explore the current landscape of the 21st century Introductory Psychology … Continue reading

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Training Modules on Pop Culture from Developmental Education.ie

Tom Weedon has developed a series of training modules on Pop Culture in Education that are worth a look at. Below is the intro to module one. Check out more here. Popular Culture in Education ‘Are teachers, schools, youth groups … Continue reading

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Study.com: Does Pop Culture Belong in Higher Ed?

Pop culture is increasingly seen as a legitimate area of study in U.S. colleges and universities. But should watching Lady Gaga music videos really count as coursework? That is the question being debated at many higher ed institutions throughout the … Continue reading

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