Category Archives: Media Guide

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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Fifty Shades of can we please get over it now?

by KellyAnn Bonnell I’ll admit it, I love romance novels, or as my husband refers to them, mindless drivel. I also happen to be a real fan of Young Adult Fiction. Having said that, Twilight never appealed to me, although … Continue reading

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Disney’s Frozen: Teacher Guide

We haven’t done a new media guide in quite some time. Disney’s Frozen was the perfect opportunity to do one. Now that it is out on DVD, we have the opportunity to use it in the classroom. It’s available for … Continue reading

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Classroom Discourse: Net Neutrality

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA . School Districts filter web searches to protect young minds from “inappropriate” content. This makes sense from a developmental perspective and since we serve a diverse community, it is in everyone’s best interests to limit what … Continue reading

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen DV Awareness Month. In recognition of the seriousness of this issue our next Pop Goes the Classroom Teacher Media Guide is for the Lifetime Original Movie Reviving Ophelia. It is free to download here.   Pop Goes … Continue reading

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Syfy’s Eureka Season 4 Teacher’s Media Guide is here

The Syfy Channel has several series that engage our youth population with their fanciful story lines. One of my favorites is Eureka. Now that I’ve started to do Teacher Media Guides for television series Eureka was a logical next choice. … Continue reading

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Falling Skies Media Guide is now Available

We don’t usually do series because they can rarely be viewed in their entirety in the classroom but the whole Falling Skies/War of the Worlds alignment was just too much fun to pass up. So without further ado here is … Continue reading

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TRON/TRON Legacy 5 Disc DVD

In April, Disney released the TRON Legacy 3-D/TRON Collection. TRON was addressing net neutrality before the world knew what the net was. This combo pack is the perfect classroom tool to begin the conversation. Yes, I get that Legacy was … Continue reading

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James Cameron’s Avatar

On November 16, 2010, the 3-Disc Extended Collectors Edition Blue-ray of James Cameron’s AVATAR will be available to the public. It is a tool that can support learning in middle and high school classrooms for educators willing to embrace pop … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast Diamond Edition

Films released on DVD offer a wealth of resources that can be harnessed for the classroom. The Diamond Edition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a fine example of this. The blue ray edition offers teachers a plethora of … Continue reading

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