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Teaching Tips for Geek Gatherings

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Scoop up as much swag as you can, no matter how junky or personally uninteresting you find a given property—in fact, I suggest bringing an extra bag just to cart this stuff back and give to students…

Pop Culture Press Releases: Use These Real-World Models as Prompts to Writing and Critical Thinking

Maleficent

Want to support the persuasive writing skills of young pop culture geeks, and have them gain some media literate insights into entertainment marketing?

Presidential Elections, the Media Literacy Way: A Conversation with Frank W. Baker (3)

Frank Baker

“Students watching convention coverage need to be aware they are only allowed to see what the networks show them. Cameras cannot go everywhere. These high profile events will be carefully controlled by the politicians and the parties.”

Presidential Elections, the Media Literacy Way: A Conversation with Frank W. Baker (1)

Frank Baker - Political Campaigns

“The experts hired to work on the presidential campaigns know that in order to reach younger voters, they must position their candidate, and his message, in front of their eyeballs. Like good marketers they’re going to consider: what media/technology do young voters attend to and how can I get my message (and my candidate) in front of them?”

“The Avengers and Marketing-Overwhelm Syndrome” …or “How I Decided to Dump My In-Box All Over This Blog”

Avengers - Fans

In which I share the subject lines of every publicity email I’ve received from Disney… all in the service of media literacy education, of course.

Quick Links: Three Must-See’s for Pop Culture and Visual Literacy

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If you’re not familiar with Pascal Witaszek’s poster art for imaginary movies, be prepared to get blown away. After the aesthetic high wears off, think about all the myriad literacies involved in designing images like the above—for your convenience, some are listed below. Then think about having students design their own movie posters based upon […]