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20+ Tips and Resources to Engage Learners with Comics : Teacher Reboot Camp

20+ Tips and Resources to Engage Learners with Comics : Teacher Reboot Camp | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

by Shelly Terrell

 

"Comics can be powerful learning tools. The mix of art, dialogue, character expressions, and frames engages learners and is brain-friendly. Moreover, comics break down a story’s plot and text into bite-sized chunks that are supported with visuals. This is much easier for our brain to process than reading a large amount of text on a page. Additionally, comics are an effective way to introduce your learners to digital storytelling. Many of the comic creation tools are easy to use allowing the learners to fill in their frames by clicking on a choice of characters, props, scenes, and more presented to them. Your learners will be able to quickly create a story, view it, and share it with their friends and family. Comics come in many formats and types to support and engage struggling readers as well as advanced readers. Creating comics engages students and encourages them to explore vocabulary, summarize information, and contextualize what they learn in a creative way. Creating comics is also being accepted as an effective way to teach complicated writing. Nick Sousanis, a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University, wrote his PhD dissertation entirely in comic book form. View examples of his work on his blog, Spin, Weave and Cut. The following tips and free resources will help you engage learners with comics."


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KB...Konnected's curator insight, December 31, 2013 3:46 PM

Here is a link to my "Cool Comic Creators" binder. It includes online creators as well as printable ones.

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=41475

Terry Doherty's curator insight, January 2, 2014 4:21 PM

Comics or graphic novels ... whatever you call them, stories told in "panels" are a great way to not only encourage reading, but keep kids reading. 

 

Just as we choose magazines over novels sometimes, kids want different things at different times!

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We Want Our Daughter to Love the Sciences. Should We Keep Her Away From Princesses?

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When my 4-year-old told me the other day that she was “ready for princesses,” part of me died. Not just because the day had finally arrived when that virulent meme had infected her, but also because of how utterly powerless I was to contain it. Let me be clear: These...
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4 Global Digital Citizenship Myths—Debunked!

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Here are 4 distinct Global Digital Citizenship myths we've managed to debunk!

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Scale taught in Comics

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Such as a simple, powerful comic strip to teach the importance of scale.   If you prefer an image with a 'paper' look to it, try this image of the April 19, 2015 post of Mutts. 

 

Tags: scale, K12, location, fun.


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Scale review...in one six part panel

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NGSS: A Vision for K-12 Science Education

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An in depth look at the Next Generation Science Standards. This video talks about the 3 areas of the NGSS: Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science & Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts.
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A Look at Google Growth in Real Time

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How can I make it even MORE visible that sharing our work as educators is one of the critical components of the "learning revolution"? Sharing means amplification. Amplification means spreading goo...

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Bloomberg to give $42 million to help cities do more with data

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Bloomberg has an idea about bringing data to cities.
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Which chart or graph is right for you?

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You’ve got data and you’ve got questions. But which chart or graph helps you get to the heart of your goal?
Get started by creating the best type of chart for your data and questions. From there, you’ll quickly find you’re not only answering your initial questions, but telling amazing stories with your data.
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How Playing a Game Can Help Personalize Learnin...

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First White House Tech Meetup: You are creating opportunity

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On Friday, Megan Smith hosted the first White House Tech Meetup, which emphasized the power of tech to create change and expand opportunities for under-served communities.
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NYC's mayor sets the stage for universal broadband

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New York City mayor BIll de Blasio is making good on his promise to bring fast and affordable broadband throughout the city. Or at least, he's getting th
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Word Map

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This experiment brings together the power of Google Translate and the collective knowledge of Wikipedia to put into context the relationship between language and geographical space.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, April 17, 10:01 AM

This is for those studying languages.
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The map shows how words spread around the World, and what languages share the same spelling.
Clicking a word in a country tells users more about the language with a link to its Wikipedia page.
Note: it works best with simple words.

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6 Ways Google's Updated Classroom Will Help Teachers

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Student created video on "How Technology Has Impacted Their Lives."
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Stop teaching Science; teach rigorous thinking

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PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations

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PhET is a platform that offers free interactive simulations designed to assist learners in developing an informed understanding of a variety of phenomena covering...
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Maybe Coding Should Be Part of Every Class in School - Slate Magazine

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This spring, at St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia, the fifth-grade Spanish class programmed computers to produce bilingual, animated photo albums. The seventh-grade science class rejiggered the code behind climate models.

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 18, 11:52 AM

This is a great resource for science and social studies classes.  I experimented with the street view of the coral reef and it was amazing!  I think ESL/EFL teachers can get a lot of use of these pages for visuals and research of thematic units in other content areas.

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Amazing what will happen when these big players continue to throw resources at education!

 

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