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

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

Fanfiction: What Educators Really Need to Know

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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?

‘World War Z’ At the Movies: Some Critical Thinking Questions

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Media literacy discussion points covering novel-to-film adaptations, marketing, genre, screen violence, and more.

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?”

Teaching Transmedia with Comics: A Conversation with Tyler Weaver

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“By allowing students to create with a medium, you give them the chance to explore the potential of the medium and of themselves. The exploration of potential is beautiful…”

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

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

Exploring Common Core’s Informational Text… with Violent Video Games

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I’ll hazard that many of us don’t immediately think “games” when we think of “transliteracy,” but why not?