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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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A Teachable Moment: Turning News from Egypt into Classroom Lessons | Edutopia

Edutopia has a great article on using the current events in Egypt in your classroom lessons. Check it out! A Teachable Moment: Turning News from Egypt into Classroom Lessons | Edutopia

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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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Book Review-Playing to Learn: Video Games in the Classroom

Playing to Learn: Video Games in the Classroom by David Hutchison is a well thought out resource designed to promote media literacy through the exploration of video games as pop culture artifacts. Hutchison explains in his introduction: “Many students are … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels for Multiple Literacies

Graphic Novels for Multiple Literacies Gretchen E. Schwarz One day after German class, a young man came up to me with a book in hand. He was a bright high school student with good grades, but he usually clowned around … Continue reading

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10-10-10

Today started like any other day but its not. It’s 10-10-10. It’s the last binary day of the month – until tomorrow that is. It’s significant to some because of its numerical repetition. It is significant to others because of … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Reinvented

Like Frankenstein and Dracula, Sherlock Holmes is a character so fundamental to his genre that although he was not the first fictional detective, he is widely considered the best. And like is counterparts in horror and suspense he is also … Continue reading

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