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Blog post from Literature Daydreams: 5 awesome short films to wow your high school ELA classes. Teach writing, literature and critical thinking by using these fab short films.

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from Edutopia

3 Great Films for Teaching About Globalization and Modernization

Teaching your middle school or high school students about modernization and globalization? Educator Eileen Mattingly recommends 3 movies appropriate for the classroom.

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from SellfishCat

If Shakespeare Could Tweet: Transforming Literature with iOS by Lawrence Reiff on iBooks

Apple Distinguished Educator Lawrence Reiff modernizes Shakespeare in the high-school classroom with “If Shakespeare Could Tweet.” His lesson helps students understand point of view using apps like iAnnotate and Notability to manipulate original text. Imagine students reducing Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be…” soliloquy to a 140-character tweet! They then move on to using iMovie to create a film, complete with voiceover soundtrack —or they can create a graphic novel using…

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