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Jane Austen, Edtech, and the Promise of ‘Theatrics’

Theatrics audience

“A narrative experience like ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’ is compelling in part because of the great bones of Austen’s story and characters, for sure. But equally compelling is the story form, the opportunity for consumers to engage deeply with those characters…”

Welcoming ‘Sanditon’…and a Whole New Level of Fan Participation

welcome to sanditon

“Fans will not only have the opportunity to interact with the story, but actually be a part of it.”

In Memory of ‘Script Frenzy’: Some Free Resources for Writing for Media

The great Rod Serling dictating a script, 1959.

An array of free resources related to writing and producing media… to use yourself, or make available to others.

Learning About the Holocaust Through ‘Schindler’s List’ and IWitness

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“One of the students said to me, ‘You know IWitness is kind of like a cross between a library and YouTube.’”

The Shoah Foundation on Media Literacy… and the Importance of Librarians

Print

“It was purposeful that the IWitness platform was built with media literacy and school standards around digital education right at the center of its architecture.”

Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Giveaway: 20th Anniversary Edition of SCHINDLER’S LIST

3D BD Beauty Shot (FINAL)

Schindler’s List is a film that really doesn’t need much of an introduction from me. If you’ve seen it, you’ve seen it. If you haven’t, you probably should. Perhaps more than any other piece of moving-image media it has contributed to the “media construction” of the Holocaust for contemporary audiences, taking its place alongside Night [...]

Media Literacy, Powerfully: A Model for School Librarian and Classroom Teacher Collaboration

Branding of America

“We use cereal boxes which hang in the library to identify the different aspects used to sell to adults vs children…”