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Sparking Visual and Cultural Literacy with ‘Reimagined’ Movies

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Which of these movies would you most want to see?

The Oscars: Frank Baker Talks Critical Thinking, Movie Fandom, and the Common Core

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“Yes: I think it is fair, appropriate and altogether fitting that we share our passion for media. I think a great question to ask anyone and to demand an answer to is: why are you a fan of __(fill in the blank)_?”

Transmedia in Schools and Libraries: Thoughts and Strategies from Tyler Weaver

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“How can you tell a story in a game and have it be school-appropriate, while simultaneously making the student think about the implications of what they enjoy playing?”

Please Take This, Copy It, Use It, Improve It: A Digital Fandom Checklist

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(photo credit: Joseph A Ferris III americaninnorthkorea.com/)

Teaching librarians and language arts educators have, via fandom, a unique opening to reframe netiquette as something other than a subset of character education or online safety.

2012 Gift Guide for Pop Culture Geeks and Media Mavens

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The Dark Knight screenplays, a Doctor Who board game, The Princess Bride, and a lot more…

Guest Post by Gabrielle Bondi… Five Things Readers and Fans Don’t Know About YA Movies But Should (Part 2)

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After leaving the test screening for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1, I was bombarded with questions about literally every scene in the book.

Guest Post by Gabrielle Bondi… Five Things Readers and Fans Don’t Know About YA Movies But Should (Part 1)

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I hate to be a killjoy, but it’s important not to let fans get ahead of themselves…