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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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Beauty and the Beast Diamond Edition

Films released on DVD offer a wealth of resources that can be harnessed for the classroom. The Diamond Edition of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a fine example of this. The blue ray edition offers teachers a plethora of … Continue reading

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First let me say thank you to Felicia Day for posting the link below on her twitter feed. It was great fun to read but then I got to thinking-What could be a better unit that Dickens, HG Wells, and … Continue reading

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Using Graphic Novels with Children and Teens

Using Graphic Novels with Children and Teens Comics and kids were meant for each other. If it was banned at school, then the kids wanted to read it. Most kids may even have read more comic books than textbooks, which … Continue reading

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Resources for New Media in the Classroom

I’ve been thinking about new media and its role in educating digital natives alot lately. Perhaps its the work I’m doing currently with the Arizona Student Film Festival. Perhaps it is my frustration that I found the One Day On … 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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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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