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Q: How to Connect Critical Thinking, Research, and Information Literacy? A: Fandom

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The task for educators is not to drain this sense of open-ended exploration from student-fans but rather to make sure that it is accompanied by the Jiminy Cricket-like voice of critical literacy…

Teaching Genre Conventions From a Fan’s Perspective

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While some readers may view particular story elements as clichés, a fan might see them as enduring archetypes…

‘Girl Model’ Re-connects Media Literacy to its Beating Heart

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There’s a danger when you spend a long, long time in the media literacy game…

Giveaway: Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack of BULLY

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Young people need to understand the way that media texts position them—even with, or perhaps especially with, those texts whose content they are sympathetic to…

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…”