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Podcast: School Discipline

Attached is a Podcast I did for another course regarding School Discipline in schools.
Podcasting is an increasingly popular form of media.
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Disney and Media (for B8 due on 11/18)

In honor of our brief discussion of Disney during our class today with its relationship to art and media as well as my recent move to invest in the The Walt Disney Company, I wanted to discuss just a few of the many ways Disney advanced in media over the years.   First, let’s take a look … Continue reading “Disney and Media (for B8 due on 11/18)” Continue reading

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The Virtual School, the Better Choice?

    As an education major at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, I have a particular interest in different ways students can learn. When my class read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, there were parts of the novel that denoted different ways in which the main character, Wade Watts (avatar Parzival … Continue reading “The Virtual School, the Better Choice?” Continue reading

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Emotionally Practical: That Dragon Cancer

There exists in this game a clear, apparent purpose by the authors/developers to ensure that those of whom are playing this game are given the ability to feel and to express emotion. I argue that it is not the purpose for this game to necessarily be satisfying in a typical FPS or level-up sense, but … Continue reading “Emotionally Practical: That Dragon Cancer” Continue reading

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Robert Browning and Tolkien- Dark and Mysterious

   In looking at this past week, a large focus was on comparing the video game realm Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) to texts such as Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings- Part 1- Fellowship of the Ring a poem by Robert Browning. Our class focused on Robert Browning’s Poem, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower … Continue reading “Robert Browning and Tolkien- Dark and Mysterious” Continue reading

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Augmented Reality: The Postmodern Literature?

  If you have found this blog, and you have no idea what this could be about, note that I’m in a course that discusses the ideas of the new media and its connection to literature. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be enrolled in the course to understand what I will be discussing. It seems … Continue reading “Augmented Reality: The Postmodern Literature?” Continue reading

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Braid, WHY YOU (sic) SO HARD!

I must admit, I don’t play online games very much. The last time I played a “legitimate downloadable game was when I was about 13- a game based on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. Other than that, my extent on gaming are mostly non-fictitious gaming titles, such as the Madden NFL Series. However, … Continue reading “Braid, WHY YOU (sic) SO HARD!” Continue reading

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