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Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy
How to integrate and include graphic novels while motivating students and meeting Common Core Standards
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Adam Savage: How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries

View full lesson on TED-Ed BETA: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-simple-ideas-lead-to-scientific-discoveries Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples...
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An Awesome presentation on the importance of questions - simple questions, the importance of visual literacy - seeing really seeing- the world around us, and of cognition and seeing out of the box.  Inspiring!

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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel | Graphic Novel Reporter

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel | Graphic Novel Reporter | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
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How awesome ...and think of the powerful visual/verbal literacy lessons comparing and contrasting the story told in the graphic novel verses the prose text.

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"It's for School! I Swear!" | Graphic Novel Reporter

"It's for School! I Swear!" | Graphic Novel Reporter | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
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This article explains how comics and graphic novels have served as a tremendous resource in the author's high school experience.

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Schools embrace graphic novels as learning tool

Schools embrace graphic novels as learning tool | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
CHICAGO — In honors English class at Alan B. Shepard High School, sophomores are analyzing Truman ...
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Pairing graphic novels with classic texts proves motivating, stimulating with outstanding examples from Chicago's schools.

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Year's Best 2012 Non-Fiction or Historical Fiction Graphic Novels

Year's Best 2012 Non-Fiction or Historical Fiction Graphic Novels | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
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Great reading suggestions along with additional "Best of 2012" graphic novels

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Great library/classroom/home suggestions and great links for more reading suggestions.

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Smart Teaching: Understanding What the Brain Can’t Ignore | 252 Blog

Smart Teaching: Understanding What the Brain Can’t Ignore | 252 Blog | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Do you know why infographics that combine compelling graphics, charts, lists and texts are so popular and spread so quickly? Our brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than printed ...

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Great infographic for teachers to think about!

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2012: The Year in Graphics

2012: The Year in Graphics | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
A selection of graphics and interactives from 2012 with information on how they were produced.
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Inforgraphics, images, and fascinating facts of 2012.

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, January 2, 2013 11:01 AM
And to you, Met.
Alejandro Peñalosa C.'s comment, January 2, 2013 1:14 PM
Happy New Year, Maryl, Thank you for giving us the chance to share your information!
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Rise of the Graphic Novel: everything you need to know about the comics field in 70 pages

<em>Rise of the Graphic Novel:</em> everything you need to know about the comics field in 70 pages | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Stephen Weiner's seminal Rise of the Graphic Novel has had a second edition.
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100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
From visual puns to the grid, or what Edward Tufte has to do with the invention of the fine print.
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"...From concepts like manifestos (#25), pictograms (#45), propaganda (#22), found typography (#38), and the Dieter-Rams-coined philosophy that “less is more” (#73) to favorite creators like Alex Steinweiss, Noma Bar, Saul Bass, Paula Scher, and Stefan Sagmeister, the sum of these carefully constructed parts amounts to an astute lens not only on what design is and does, but also on what it should be and do."

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Home-Schooling, Comic Con Style (Part 1)

Home-Schooling, Comic Con Style (Part 1) | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Roaming Comic Con in search of educational titles, and finding a surprising bounty of history, science and lit.
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This NYTimes article contains some excellent graphic novel suggestions for in and out of the classroom.

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Cavemen were better at drawing animals than modern artists

Cavemen were better at drawing animals than modern artists | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Prehistoric artists were better at portraying the walk of four-legged animals in their art than modern man, according to new research published December 5 in the open access journal PLoS ONE by Gabor Horvath and colleagues from Eotvos University (Budapest), Hungary.
Via Sakis Koukouvis
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Prehistoric artists were better at portraying the walk of four-legged animals in their art than modern man...a nice challenge for graphic artists to live up to!

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 12, 2012 8:57 PM
Thank you for this article.
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You're welcome Meryl Jaffe :-)
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He## YES! Graphic Novels Meet Common Core Standards: Here's Why And A List of My Favorites

He## YES! Graphic Novels Meet Common Core Standards: Here's Why And A List of My Favorites | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

"Reading lists and teaching, like most things in life, can't remain static. They must be fluid, dynamically bending and adjusting to the times and pressing needs. ..

The fact that graphic novels nicely fit Common Core Standard mandates (addressing visual and verbal literacy and the need to teach divergent texts and text structures) helps a lot. The quality selections available and the more modern feel they add to the classroom also help make them excellent curriculum additions."

 

This post brings the case of graphic novels in the classroom to the fore along with a powerful list of suggested reads.

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Empowering Girls in and out of School

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See Jane...learn how to empower girls in and out of school

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This is a link to seejane.com helping 1/2 the world's population see themselves more clearly for who THEY want to be...

 

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How You Can Use Infographics to Tell a Story | Social Media Club

How You Can Use Infographics to Tell a Story | Social Media Club | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

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Celebrated Children’s Book Author Jennifer L. Holm Joins CBLDF Board of Directors | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Celebrated Children’s Book Author Jennifer L. Holm Joins CBLDF Board of Directors | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is pleased to announce the addition of bestselling author and three-time Newbery honoree Jennifer L. Holm to its Boar...
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Jenni Holm is awesome and I will be working with her on this so look forward to more on parent/teacher graphic novels education and the CBLFD (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund)!

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Zeitgeist: Visual Literacy A Spirit of our Age and Time

Zeitgeist: Visual Literacy A Spirit of our Age and Time | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

Zeitgeist is German meaning a reflection of the culture of a given age or era.  Today, especially for educators, one of the 'hottest' term (whether we like it or not) is "visual literacy". This sitte provides outstanding images of 2012 for personal and/or classroom reflection and motivation. This image reflects the stand-off of Europe's fiscal cliff.  View more at this interesting site.

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Zeitgeist is a term used to reflect culture of a given age or era.  Today, especially for educators, one of the 'hottest' term (whether we like it or not) is "visual literacy". This sitte provides outstanding images of 2012 for personal and/or classroom reflection and motivation.

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, January 4, 2013 1:12 PM

Incredible post with awesome and inspiring links, clearly illustrating our changing cultural reliance on visual text and visual literacy along. The photo above is one example - the Shuttle on its way to its next 'home' drives by as two ball-players are otherwise engaged.  Photo is by Wally Skalij/Getty Images and brilliantly expresses our modern culture in ways words might fall short - clearly illustrating the  communicative power of an image.

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Graphic Novels Have Droves of Reluctant Readers Running to School Library | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Graphic Novels Have Droves of Reluctant Readers Running to School Library | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Even as comics and graphic novels have moved out of their niche market and into the mainstream of publishing over the last twenty years or so, they have ad...
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TAI: Turnaround Arts Initiative » Overview

TAI: Turnaround Arts Initiative » Overview | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
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A great boost for visual literacy and the arts in our schools.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, January 1, 2013 11:07 AM

The arts are absolutely critical to develop soft skills like problem solving, team work, quality, self confidence, emotional control, historical perspectives etc.

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Iron Man's Tony Stark richer than Batman: Forbes

Iron Man's Tony Stark richer than Batman: Forbes | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
MANILA, Philippines – Who’s the richest superhero in 2012? If you guessed Iron Man’s Tony Stark, you are correct, according to Forbes Magazine’s top 15 richest fictional characters.
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Pure fun!!!!

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XOC, Ancient Mayan Word and Awesome Non-fiction Graphic Novel

XOC, Ancient Mayan Word and Awesome Non-fiction Graphic Novel | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
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Xoc is an ancient Mayan word for shark and the title of Matt Dembicki's graphic novel.  This is a super  read for kids of all ages the teaches about conservation, the great pacific garbage patch, and all about great white sharks...

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Visual Literacy: Part 1

This presentation discusses visual literacy, nonlinguistic representations, and infographics and shares strategies for helping students becoming proficient in i (Visual Literacy: Part 1 on @slideshare http://t.co/4ncvXlXz)...
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This is a presentation for educators defining terms and illustrating the urgency for including visual literacy in common core curriculums.

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Picture Perfect: Teaching to Visual Literacy -- THE Journal

Picture Perfect: Teaching to Visual Literacy -- THE Journal | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
Visual Literacy proponent Lynell Burmark explains why the use of images is so important in the classroom and how it can help teachers meet the challenges of getting through the curriculum and engaging students in skills and content they'll actually...
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Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:12 AM

Visual Literacy, in my opinion, is one of the key elements in moving to a more authentic learning experience, enabling a higher level of student engagement.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 22, 2012 6:10 PM
I agree. It's always been around, but with awesome kids' graphic novels, so many more fascinating infographics and social networking on the web, it's essential. Thanks for the visit and rescoop!
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The year in cartoons

The year in cartoons | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it
The Washington Post’s picks for the best editorial cartoons of 2012.
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The Washington Post’s picks for the best editorial cartoons of 2012.

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VISUALIZATION Helps Memory, Creativity, and...Holiday Cheer :-)

VISUALIZATION Helps Memory, Creativity, and...Holiday Cheer :-) | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

Visualization is a powerful tool. At work and in school we are told to visualize data, information, concepts, and strategies to better understand, cope, set goals and motivate.  This post has an AWESOME Infographic on VISUALIZATION and how it can be used even to help with Holiday Cheer!

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AWESOME Graphic Novels to Invigorate Common Core Standards and Changes

AWESOME Graphic Novels to Invigorate Common Core Standards and Changes | Graphic Novels in Classrooms: Promoting Visual and Verbal LIteracy | Scoop.it

"...graphic novels can play a huge role in making the non-fiction come to life while addressing the goal that "teachers are directed to have students compare multiple sources in multiple formats and to give more sourced evidence supporting personal opinions."

 

This post relays an inspring list of graphic non-fiction texts for in and out of the classroom,

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 3, 2012 4:34 PM
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