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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 | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | 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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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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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

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 1, 2014 8:35 AM

teacher professional development should get the same support that coding did. How can one teach what they don't know , content, and use tools proficiently without some support ?

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Welcome to the FUTURE of CONNECTED TOYS

Welcome to the  FUTURE of CONNECTED TOYS | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 8, 2013 11:37 PM


Maya Zuckerman:  "We are in the dawn of a new toy era - the rise of the connected and integrated toys."

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, October 13, 2013 5:24 AM

Your brain on books. We all know reading is good for you, here's yet more proof.

sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic]

SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic] | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

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Elena Savina's curator insight, December 2, 2015 5:33 AM

инфографика, как сделать хорошую историю.

Mary Westcott's curator insight, March 1, 2016 10:14 AM

Maybe a tad too complex for our young students, but still a nice way of understanding the foundations of storytelling!!

Marisa d's curator insight, March 11, 2016 12:22 AM

Maybe a tad too complex for our young students, but still a nice way of understanding the foundations of storytelling!!

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: What is Better Than Helping a Child Thrive?

Early Childhood Brain Insights: What is Better Than Helping a Child Thrive? | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

Play is essential to the healthy development of children. It is the way the brain learns best. It provides the movement that is critical to overall development. It leads to optimal social/emotional abilities. Due to the importance of play in helping a child

thrive,


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Oh, how I wish we could convince "the powers that be" that play IS learning. Great piece. Thanks Deborah!

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Three memoirs that prove libraries and books save lives

Three memoirs that prove libraries and books save lives | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Your English teacher and your local librarian are as important in a crisis as a fireman or an ambulance driver.

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Thank you librarians (and Language Arts teachers, too!).

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Smart Teenage Brains May Get Some Extra Learning Time

Smart Teenage Brains May Get Some Extra Learning Time | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

"Brain research is helping scientists tease out subtle differences in how teenagers learn. John Hewitt is a neuroscientist who studies the biology of intelligence. He knew intelligence has a strong biological component. If your parents are smart, you'll probably be smart — even without a lot of fuss about the right schools and learning environments. But recently, Hewitt discovered something that surprised him. 'Well, I may have been wrong,' he admits. 'It may well be that the environmental boost you can get, or the detriment you can suffer through adversity, may indeed be a little more important at a critical period in adolescence than I had previously thought. And this may especially be true for parents of very bright children.' What Hewitt, director of the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado, is talking about is a new understanding of the interplay between your genetic inheritance and how you learn from the environment. He credits another researcher, Angela Brant, for coming up with a new insight into this critical period in development. So what is it about children that allows them to grasp the 'deep' knowledge of syntax more quickly than do adults? Neuroscientists think the reason children do better at such challenges is that young brains are more receptive to learning. The study, published in Psychological Science, suggests that for many children it may be a mistake to stop learning new things. Even if you're a teenager, it might not be too late to start learning Chinese, chess or the cello." | by Shankar Vedantam


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Mohsen Tahmasebi's comment, September 27, 2013 4:55 AM
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Cook - The World's Cook Book - Create your Own Personalised Digital Family Cook Book!

Cook - The World's Cook Book - Create your Own Personalised Digital Family Cook Book! | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Do you love cooking? Do you wish you can create a digital book with all your own favourite recepies … Look no more!

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Mr. Thorne’s Times Table Terra- An Alternative to Traditional Flashcards - App Review -

Mr. Thorne’s Times Table Terra- An Alternative to Traditional Flashcards - App Review - | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Apps for tines tables - Up until now, Mr. Thorne has been known primarily for phonics and spelling apps. Recently, he introduced a new app in the App store that focuses on improving multiplication skills.

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Literacy is more than just letters and words! Kids learn in different ways, and this might just help.

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So You Think You Know Your Parts Of Speech? Find Out With Grammar Pop HD For iPad

So You Think You Know Your Parts Of Speech? Find Out With Grammar Pop HD For iPad | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
In one of my favorite books, a quirky character asks, “Grammar is the greatest joy in life, don’t you find?” Why, yes, in my view at least, grammar is one of the greatest (if not exactly the greatest) joys in life.

 


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How to get children to read? Embrace the e-book

How to get children to read? Embrace the e-book | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Despite fears digital literacy could overshadow children's reading skills, studies show that kids are delving into the literary world more than ever through eBooks, electronic readers, and audio books.

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A library card may get you more than you think - Video on NBCNews.com

A library card may get you more than you think - Video on NBCNews.com | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: The library has evolved and checks out more than just books. Patrons also may borrow things like clippers and fishing rods.

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15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts : Teacher Reboot Camp

15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts : Teacher Reboot Camp | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

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I am (admittedly) a HUGE fan of writing prompts. They aren't just for school, either. They are wonderful "teasers" for dinner-table conversation, too. 

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BookChook's curator insight, December 23, 2013 12:23 AM

Websites and other ideas with writing prompts to spark student writing. 

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Miss Lucy's Teaching Fun: Science For Children - A Good Alternative to Textbooks

Miss Lucy's Teaching Fun: Science For Children - A Good Alternative to Textbooks | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
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Moving Smart: THE KINETIC SCALE: Beyond Gross & Fine Motor

Moving Smart: THE KINETIC SCALE: Beyond Gross & Fine Motor | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's curator insight, November 19, 2013 8:44 PM

Movement is at the very core of how children develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, and of course, physically. Here at Moving Smart we foster children's naturally move-to-learn style while helping parents and teachers understand the comprehensive benefits of all that wiggling!

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5 Toys to Promote Problem Solving for a Child With Special Needs

5 Toys to Promote Problem Solving for a Child With Special Needs | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Problem solving is an integral part of a child’s success, confidence and independence. Problem solving helps children make discoveries about the world around them, learn the skills to relate to oth...
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5 Ideas to Help Sensory Seekers Focus in the Library

5 Ideas to Help Sensory Seekers Focus in the Library | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
(Disclosure: Affiliate links are included in this post. For more information, visit our Policies page. Thank you for supporting The Library Adventure team!) We usually think of the library as a qui...
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When children learn to speak: the importance of hearing - DigitalJournal.com

When children learn to speak: the importance of hearing
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WARRENVILLE, Ill., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In early childhood, our sense of hearing plays a crucial role, providing the basis for speech and communication skills.
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40 Sites for Educational Games | Digital Learning Environments


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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:21 AM

I decided to revisit a post I've done on sites for educational games.  This list, presented in alphabetical order, has a nice mix of subjects and grade levels that teachers can use with their students.

 

- See more at: http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/tools_technologies/40_sites_educational_games#sthash.PUQs078l.dpuf

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, October 5, 2013 11:00 AM

Great resource.  

Amale Aldarwish's curator insight, November 8, 2013 12:02 AM

It is really nice to have a list like this not only for educational games but also for any tech tools or ways to use technological tools is education. What I like in this list, that is presented in alphabetical order, has a nice mix of subjects and grade levels that teachers can use with their students. 

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Problem Solving Games | PBS KIDS

Problem Solving Games | PBS KIDS | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
PBS KIDS Problem Solving Games: Play games to encourage development of problem solving skills in kids!

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BookChook's curator insight, September 28, 2013 4:11 PM

Lots of problem-solving games from PBS.

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What libraries do for us – and me

What libraries do for us – and me | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Malorie Blackman: Libraries' huge contribution to children's literacy is threatened by swingeing cuts across the country. Where is the outrage?

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Where IS the outrage?

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Teaching boys to become strong learners

Teaching boys to become strong learners | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
As an elementary school principal in Simcoe, Ont., Edmond Dixon saw countless underachieving young boys pass by his desk.

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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's curator insight, August 19, 2013 5:52 PM

"When boys are young, their brains have a greater capacity to perceive and use movement, but are less capable than girls at mastering oral language skills. By the age of six or seven, boys start getting testosterone jolts and become more competitive. When they fail, say by getting a bad mark on a test or getting scolded by a teacher, boy’s testosterone levels drop. Repeated failures, said Dixon, cause boys to lose interest in school because the loss of testosterone leaves them self-conscious."

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:02 PM

an important point here is that with early failure in schools, boys lose testosterone, which undermines future potential achievement.  This  in general seems to imply the traditional approach to education is bad for boys on a hormonal level. -Lon

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100 Incredibly Useful Links for Teaching and Studying Shakespeare

100 Incredibly Useful Links for Teaching and Studying Shakespeare | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

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Stella Renee's curator insight, April 30, 2013 12:21 AM

Has a great list of links for teaching Shakespeare and appealing to modern readers. A valuable resource for my English Classroom.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, August 27, 2013 12:36 PM

Awesome resource!

Sumayya Qudrat's curator insight, April 9, 2015 12:02 AM

Teaching shakespeare!!!

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25 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Geography

25 Free iPad Apps for Teaching Geography | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a way to teach your children or students geography? Offer them a totally free vacation around the world by downloading the following Free iPad apps.

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Christopher Pappas's curator insight, August 20, 2013 2:14 PM

Teaching Geography With Free iPad Apps for Teachers and Parents

http://elearningindustry.com/25-free-ipad-apps-for-teaching-geography

Christopher John's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:15 PM

Cool iPad Apps for geography

James Martin's curator insight, May 5, 2014 11:59 PM

There are amazing apps for learning language, history, sciences etc. Now find out some cool apps to learn and teach geography! More information about apps available at our site - http://allaboutyouripad.com