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Using Single-Panel Cartoons to Introduce Scriptwriting to Students

Classic example of a gag cartoon by the great Reamer Keller.

A quick lesson idea that introduces scriptwriting by focusing on funny images and formal language.

Expanding a Book’s Universe

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Together we looked for ‘cheese holes’, or spaces in the story that allow the audience to participate in, contribute further to, and augment the original story using their own intelligence and imagination.

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

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“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.”

Scriptwriting, the ‘Languages of Film,’ and Media Literacy: Teaching the Oscars with Frank Baker

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“I think it’s a tragedy that most of today’s textbooks completely ignore media and the important process of scriptwriting.”

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…”