inkpop Fundamentals: May 6, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on May 6, 2010
★2012…year of ‘The Hobbit’ Since December of 2007 when New Line and MGM announced that J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit would be seeing a big screen debut in 2011, fans started counting down the days until tickets would go on sale – despite the fact that the release was years away. Now, much to the chagrin of fans, the two-part adaptation, being worked on by both Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Torro, has been pushed back slightly, with release dates in December of 2012 and December of 2013. Nevertheless, Warner Bros. and IMAX only see this slight delay as their chance to perfect the films, and make 2012 the year of The Hobbit! Heat Vision Blog.
★Texting in the classroom Once banned in classrooms all over the country; many teachers are now embracing cell phones, and various other forms of wireless technology, and even implementing these devices into their lessons to teach students new concepts, and help them to better grasp the information put forth. Recently a middle school allowed students to use cell phones and text messaging in the classroom to study poetry. The result was that those who used text messaging learned more, answering 80% of the questions correctly; whereas students who were taught the very same lesson using traditional learning methods only answered 40% of the questions correctly. Times-Herald Record.
★‘The Carrie Diaries’ carried to the big screen! Candace Bushnell’s debut YA effort recounting Carrie Bradshaw’s, the star of the popular Sex and the City, senior year of high school hit bookstore shelves just last week in the form of The Carrie Diaries, and already there is a buzz over whether or not the book will be adapted into a big screen version. Bushnell, who has penned countless adult novels, all of which have been optioned for film deals, and two of which (Sex and the City and Lipstick Jungle) were turned into hit TV shows, says that there are currently no plans in the works, but you never know what will happen. In the meantime, she’s busy penning The Carrie Diaries 2, which follows Carrie as she experiences her first summer in New York! MTV.
Over to you…are you a Tolkien fan? On a scale of one to ten, how excited are you for The Hobbit film? What do you think about using text messaging in the classroom? Yay or nay? Have you read The Carrie Diaries, and/or do you have plans to read it? Who do you think would be the best actress to play young Carrie in a big screen adaptation and why?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)