Category Archives: Media literacy

Visual Learning: Are You Really What You Wear? — YES! Magazine

Images, photos, and pictures stimulate the mind. For the viewer, they offer a chance to connect and question. They also offer potential for play and imagination, and pulling the observer into purposeful messages. Most often, newspaper and magazine readers take … Continue reading

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Education Week Teacher: How Jay-Z Can Help Us Remix Education

By José Vilson Recently, I bought “Watch The Throne,” Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative album. Since Jay-Z’s debut album “Reasonable Doubt,” he’s undergone a metamorphosis: from a young spitfire to a mature statesman, reigning over the hip-hop community lyrically and … Continue reading

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Good Culture: Something Doesn’t Add Up

        Dylan C. Lathrop Senior Editorial Designer Craig Damrauer Artist The former CBS show Numb3rs, otherwise known as CSI-Mathor “the show with the number three in its title,” is one of those series that seems like it … Continue reading

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Fantasy football adds up for students

Okay this one is a little older but its got some good content and I figured it was timely. By John Barr Special to ESPN.com SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jeneva Westendorf walks briskly through the courtyard of Foothill High School, … Continue reading

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High-Tech Teaching in a Low-Tech Classroom

By Jennifer L. Barnett As 21st-century teachers, we are expected to help students master the technological tools they will use in college and the workplace. But in many districts, the one-computer classroom is not extinct. So how can we do … Continue reading

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Book Review: Olympians Series by George O’Connor Published by FirstSecond

While I was at San Diego Comic Con I had the opportunity to visit the FirstSecond booth. I was particularly impressed with their collection of grade school level graphic novels. After the convention, I had them send me copies of … Continue reading

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Rabbit Trail Learning with Emergent Curriculum Part 2

In Rabbit Trail Learning Part 1, I introduced the concept of emergent curriculum. So what does emergent curriculum look like in today’s classroom? Let’s look at an emergent curriculum in a History class. Emergent curriculum comes from the marriage of … Continue reading

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ISSUES OF U.S. COPYRIGHT LAW RELATING TO THE USE OF MOVIES IN THE CLASSROOM

Classrooms in Public Schools and Nonprofit Educational Institutions: Rented or Purchased Movies May Be Played By Teachers Without a License by James A. Frieden, Esq. www.teachwithmovies.org Section 110(1) of Title 17 of the United States Code grants a specific exemption … 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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