Category Archives: Media literacy

National Sesame Street Day

On November 10, 1969 Sesame Street premiered on American television. Its curriculum had been piloted right here in Phoenix at Arizona’s oldest child care center, Phoenix Day. It was an innovative idea that children could learn watching a television show. … 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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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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Book Review: This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamakari

by KellyAnn Bonnell The best young adult fiction is fiction engages the reader as a partner in the story, trusting its readers’s experiences to provide dimension to the tale. Jillian and Mariko Tamaki are master’s at creating this kind of … Continue reading

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Publishing Perspectives: What’s Wrong with Children Self-Publishing? Nothing

By Dave Weich Kids won’t want to read books written by other kids? Who says? Must have been an adult. “Over the past five years,” Elissa Gootman reported in the March 31 New York Times, “print-on-demand technology and a growing number of self-publishing … Continue reading

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My Pop Studio

I stumbled upon this site in my wanderings and thought some of you might want to explore it. My Pop Studio is a creative play experience that strengthens critical thinking skills about television, music, magazines and online media directed at … Continue reading

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T&L: Curation is the new search: seven tools you may not know you can search with

by Joyce Valenza This year, I am teaching my kids to curate.  While this is an exciting way for learners to discover how to manage their information worlds by consciously selecting and aggregating a variety of media and resources, not … Continue reading

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THR: Jay-Z’s Lyrics Analyzed as Subject of College Course

by Sophie Schillaci The class, titled “Sociology of Hip-Hop: Jay-Z,” is currently offered at Georgetown University. Jay-Z may not have attended college, but his lyrics have provided the subject matter for a course in his name at Georgetown University. Sociology … Continue reading

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Zombies in the Classroom

By KellyAnn Bonnell, MA On October 25,2011 John Fuglesang tweeted, “I live in a society where a network called the History Channel can run a 2-hr prime-time special on Zombies.” The actual title of the show was Zombies: A Living … Continue reading

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