Monthly Archives: July 2015

Pop Culture Literacy

Pop culture’s got a weird reputation in America. Most people like it (by definition), but those same people also seem to be a little guilty about it: TV rots your brain, video games make you violent and nerdy, pop music … Continue reading

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The Contemporary Music Centre

New Music Alive is an amazing introductory music resource from Dublin. I particularly like the lesson on Graphic Scores and the singing shapes game. This is great for music educators but also for classroom teachers looking for arts integration experiences.

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The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact on Popular Culture

Join the Smithsonian, and comic book industry legend Stan Lee, to explore the history of the comic book and the rise of superheroes. The ancient gods of Egyptian, Greek and Roman myths still exist, but today, they have superpowers, human … Continue reading

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Axosoft #itwasneveradress

This weekend Scottsdale based Axosoft hosted its first #itwasneveradress conference for middle and high school girls. It was so popular they had to start a list to host another one. Below is the blog post from their corporate event written … Continue reading

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Center for Independent Thought: Stossel in the Classroom

by KellyAnn Bonnell Recently I ran across a new resource that I think some of you might really like. Stossel in the Classroom provides a DVD and Teachers Guide of segments John Stossel has done that address a variety of … Continue reading

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Forbes: How Video Games in the Classroom Will Make Students Smarter

by Jordan Shapiro Around a billion and a half people all play video games of some sort. That’s more than 20% of the world’s population. Video games have become a part of life. They are now more than just leisure … Continue reading

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Edudemic: 3 Ways Film Can Enhance the Classroom Experience

Do you remember the joy that you felt as a student when you saw the teacher roll the TV into the classroom? Your students can experience the same joy when you show a film in your own classroom – and … Continue reading

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CJR: News Literacy vs. Media Literacy

By Jihii Jolly Three years ago, pioneer media literacy scholar Renee Hobbs published a short critique of what she viewed as troubling trends emerging in news literacy education. She argued on the site Nieman Reports against teaching news literacy in … Continue reading

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