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Looking to the 2013-14 Academic Year

Each year Pop Goes the Classroom identifies a particular theme for our on site workshops. Last year it was using television and film to teach STEM related content in the classroom. The League of Extraordinary Academics presented a variety of … Continue reading

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Relevant Learning: Rugrats All Growed Up

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA Let’s face it. The media knows America’s kids better than their educators do. They understand how important it is to be relevant to their viewer. Rugrats All Growed Up is a perfect example of this. Rugrats … Continue reading

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Submission Guidelines

Pop Goes the Classroom was designed to be a community blog and we are always looking for submissions. . Have an article on pop culture integration that you’ve written that you’d like to see get out there? Run across an article … Continue reading

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Phoenix Comicon Retrospective Pop Style: Utopian/Dystopian Societies

Phoenix Comicon 2013 has come to an end. It was another year of great experiences. The highlight of the event for us at Pop Goes the Classroom was the Utopian/Dystopian Societies facilitated discussion on Sunday afternoon. We started this last … Continue reading

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The Steampunk Scientific Exhibition

It’s taken us several years of exploration into the phenomena of Steampunk to figure out its place in classroom instruction. We have opted not to go the traditional route via literature and rather to embrace the science and pseudoscience of a … Continue reading

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What Does Game-based Learning Offer Higher Education?

By Justin Marquis Ph.D. As someone interested in learning and video games, one of the most inspirational things I have seen, read, or heard lately, is the TED talk by game designer Jane McGonigal, “Gaming can make a better world.” You … Continue reading

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Psychology Today: Can Television Shows Become Classics?

by William Irwin, Ph.D., and David Kyle Johnson, Ph.D. Popular culture has the bad reputation of being disposable junk that is used and forgotten. In 1954 when the Marxist critic Theodor Adorno dismissed the medium of television he didn’t even … Continue reading

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Psychology Today: Inception and Philosophy

Plato on Pop Philosophy and pop culture by William Irwin, Ph.D., and David Kyle Johnson, Ph.D. The movie Inception still fascinates me; I suppose that is why my colleague (and co-blogger) William Irwin asked me to edit the Wiley/Blackwell Pop Culture series … 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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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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