Category Archives: New Media

Pop Culture Case Study

Recently I stumbled on to a podcast that combines movies with psychological traits. This is the kind of information that can be really valuable when an educator is looking to ingrate popular culture into an existing theme. I hope you … 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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News Literacy Project: Free Professional Development Webinar

The News Literacy Project (NLP) is an innovative national educational program that mobilizes seasoned journalists to work with educators to teach middle school and high school students how to sort fact from fiction in the digital age. Students learn how … Continue reading

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Know Your Meme

by KellyAnn Bonnell Teaching means learning a new vocabulary every few years. Keeping up with what is relevant in the lives of today’s student can be a challenge. Here’s a great resource that will keep you on top of what’s … 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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WhizIQ: 5 Uses of QR Codes in the Classroom

You’re probably used to seeing one-dimensional, traditional bar codes printed on clothes or groceries. Today, Quick Response (or QR) codes are coming into fashion. These 2-dimensional codes consist of a collection of small blocks, similar to dots, instead of the … Continue reading

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Eschool News: How to teach young children in the digital age

Tech-savvy younger students need equally tech-savvy teachers, says a new report that makes several recommendations for rebooting early learning From staff and wire reports Read more by staff and wire services reports   As research suggests more than half of … Continue reading

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Living and Learning with New Media

I love the MacArthur Foundation because they fund the coolest things.  In this case it began as a five year 50 Million dollar initiative that began in 2006. One of the products of this initiative was a white paper that … 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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