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TSO: Responding to Reviews

This weekend the Pop Goes the Classroom Team was out in force at Leprecon-the annual science fiction/fantasy convention. We got to see some of our favorite people. One panel KellyAnn sat in on was for creators on responding to reviews. … Continue reading

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Minecraft Used to Teach Molecular Chemistry

This is a great piece that takes Minecraft beyond coding into other content areas. Check it out here.

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Free Tech for Teachers

by Richard Byrne On October 7th Simple K12 is hosting anafternoon of free webinars about Google tools for teachers. The webinars will start at 1pm Eastern Time and run until 5pm Eastern Time. I will be conducting two webinars that … Continue reading

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Teaching Cross Cutting Concepts with Pop Culture

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA Crosscutting concepts have value because they provide students with connections and intellectual tools that are related across the differing areas of disciplinary content and can enrich their application of practices and their understanding of core ideas. … Continue reading

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Where would we be without Gutenberg?

There is a great body of work exploring the impact classics have on current popular culture. One of my favorite examples of this is the original Willie Wonka film with Gene Wilder. The script is one classic reference after another. … Continue reading

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BBC America: Five Songwriters Who Deserve The Comic Book Treatment

By: Fraser McAlpine Posted: Friday, August 5th, 2011 http://blogs.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2011/08/05/five-songwriters-who-deserve-the-comic-book-treatment/ This November, at the Tucson Comic-Con, a new comic will be launched, called Unite and Take Over: Comic Book Stories Inspired by The Smiths. It’s the 78-page brainchild of publisher Shawn … Continue reading

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Edutopia Summer Professional Development: Making Lessons Come Alive in the Classroom with the Xbox Kinect

By Dan Jones 6/1/11 Today’s guest blogger, Dan Jones, is a middle school social studies and language arts teacher in Mansfield, OH. Something about movie magic intrigues me. It was fascinating, for instance, to find out that actors in my … Continue reading

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Why Integrate?: A Case for Collating the Curriculum

By Elena Aguilar There is a strong case to be made for integrating curriculum. It strengthens skills that students encounter in one content area but also practice in another, and it can lead to the mastery of those skills. It … Continue reading

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Starting at the Beginning: Revisiting our First Post

At the intersection, Pop Goes the Classroom is on the edge where traditional education meets the digital native learner. We empower teachers to become facilitators by embracing the tools of tomorrow ultimately creating meaningful learning experiences for a new generation. … 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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