Book Giveaway: Informational Text Par Excellence… ‘American Comic Book Chronicles’
So does this sound like something that could get the teen and tween comics fans you know into nonfiction? Sure it does.
Jane Austen, Edtech, and the Promise of ‘Theatrics’
English, Fandom, New Media, Science/Math, Social Studies, Television, Transliteracy|
"A narrative experience like 'The Lizzie Bennet Diaries' is compelling in part because of the great bones of Austen’s story and characters, for sure. But equally compelling is the story form, the opportunity for consumers to engage deeply with those characters..."
Welcoming ‘Sanditon’…and a Whole New Level of Fan Participation
"Fans will not only have the opportunity to interact with the story, but actually be a part of it."
This Weekend Forget ‘Gatsby,’ and See ‘The World Before Her’ Instead
...the most riveting film about gender I’ve seen in a looooong time.
Why At First I Didn’t Think I Could Write About ‘Citizen Hearst’
Comics, Media Literacy, Print Media, Social Studies, Television|
So why am I so on the fence about recommending this well-produced and often engaging film?
Superman, with a 75-year canon to draw upon, should be included in any curriculum that covers science fiction.
A key part of the power of the fandom is precisely that it lies outside the realms of codified hierarchy we find in school and in the workplace...
When Curriculum is Media: The Important Lessons of ‘The Revisionaries’
Students are provided with curriculum in much the same way that religious adherents are provided with scripture, as something whose source and authorship are not be discussed, much less questioned.
At ALA Midwinter, one of the people in attendance asked how many librarians in the audience still encounter opposition from parents, teachers, or school administrators in promoting and collecting comics. I was astounded to see the majority of the librarians in the audience raise their hands.
Aren’t most of our public policy debates about the environment informed by factoids/partial data/dramatic images supplied by media coverage rather than the relevant research?