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You Don’t Need to Go to Comic-Con to Have Fan Literacies

Comic-Con Logo

Long after the school year ends, students will still think about their Civil War-reenacting history teacher or their librarian who enters poetry competitions.

Ways to Welcome Fanfiction in Schools

(From http://harrypotterfanfiction.com/ )

When it comes to fanfiction and academics, there is a long history of non-fans writing and doing things that fans don’t particularly like, so you should be extraordinarily careful when you introduce fanfiction-based exercises to wary young fans.

Fanfiction: What Educators Really Need to Know

photo by Kristin Dos Santos

Do young fanfiction authors seek the kind of feedback that educators would find “useful” in K-12 settings, and are fanfiction communities really the nurturing environments of peer-critique that some make them out to be?

Why Are Zombies So Good for Libraries?

Matt Finch - Zombie at Library Window

More than just a craze, the interest in zombies points the way towards a new kind of literacy engagement.

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

Marvel Universe 1960s

“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?”

Guest Post by Christopher Shamburg… When the Lit Hits the Fan in Teacher Education

March

Teachers don’t have to teach Harry Potter, Captain America, or World of Warcraft, but they can allow students to build their writing on these stories.