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Screen Education is a partially refereed quarterly magazine written by and for teachers and students in primary and secondary schools in all curriculum areas, as well as some areas of tertiary study. The magazine also publishes articles by educators, scholars and critics.

Published by Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM), the magazine builds on many decades of experience in delivering screen literacy programs for teachers and students. Firmly grounded in both theory and practice, the magazine brings more awareness about the diversity and complex character of the moving image, simultaneously promoting the joy of learning and an appreciation of screen culture.

The magazine includes practical classroom ideas, lesson plans and activities along with essays, study guides, updates on new technology, and book and DVD reviews.

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No. 82, Winter 2016: Contents
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New & Notable

Matters of Consequence: Growing Up with The Little Prince – Adolfo Aranjuez

A Vote of One's Own: Suffragette and Women's Rights – Carolyn Leslie

Screens in the Classroom

Sound and Fury: Ambition, Absence and Anger in Justin Kurzel's Macbeth – Sarah Ward

It's the End of the World and We Love It: Investigating the Popularity of Post-apocalyptic Cinema – David Crewe
Confronting the Zombie-pocalypse: Deconstructing Conflict in The Walking Dead – Louise Lavery
The Balance of Power: A Study Guide to Kung Fu Panda – Bridget Hanna

Blockbuster Central

Not So Far, Far Away: The Cultural Ubiquity of Star Wars – Peter Gutiérrez

Filmmaker Profile

Kathryn Bigelow – Nicholas Godfrey

Teaching Media

Unearthing Learning Potential: Using Minecraft in the Classroom – James Crafti
Hollywood Calling: HitRecord and the Power of Online Collaboration – Melanie Fawcett

Tech’d Out

Google Schools? A Chromebook Case Study – Peter Quinn
Sync or Swim: Adobe Voice – Kevin Lavery
Virtual Toolkit – Jane Shields

Film as Text

An American Allegory: Hysteria, Media Dissent and Good Night, and Good Luck. – Anthony Carew

Stages of Life: Art, Time and Meaning in Synecdoche, New York – David Crewe
Conjuring the Real: Ghosts, Technology and Landscape in Lake Mungo – Tyson Wils

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