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Pedagogy and Pop Culture: Pop Culture as Teaching Tool and Assessment Practice

by WILLIAM CLAPTON This article is an excerpt from E-IR’s Edited Collection, Popular Culture and World Politics. View all of E-IR’s Publications here. Popular culture is today an intrinsic element of social and political life in many societies, particularly those that have … Continue reading

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Instructor: Pop Culture In the Classroom-Engaging Middle Schoolers

By Nancy Mann Jackson 1. Become a gamer. Playing video games is a favorite pastime for many of your students, so why not look at your curriculum through the lens of games? When talking about how disease affects the human body, have … Continue reading

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Scholastic: Pop Culture in the Classroom

I’m not surprise they are a little behind the curve but at least Instructor magazine let fellow educator Nancy Mann Jackson present her ideas on how to engage middle school students using pop culture. Pop Culture in the Classroom Engage … Continue reading

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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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Phoenix Comic Con was the Best!

Welcome to all the teachers we met at Phoenix Comic Con this year! I’ve done Pop Goes the Classroom at several conferences now and the presentation this weekend was the most exciting yet. It was an intimate group of fans … Continue reading

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Life on the Screen: Visual Literacy in Education

In the rolling hills of California’s Marin County grows a brittle amber grass known for one thing: its combustibility. If ignited, this thigh-high tinder burns furiously, rapidly consuming everything in its path. The same can be said of the filmmaker … 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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Arizona Gifted Association Conference

Today we presented Pop Goes the Classroom to Gifted and Talented Educators across Arizona. It was another standing room only presentation. Thank you for your kind reception today. As you scroll through the blog you will find resources for many … 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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