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Graphic novels: Resources for teachers

Graphic novels: Resources for teachers | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

This is my website with links to some of my research and articles. You'll also find other pdf resources. I now use this scoop.it to curate web-based resources.

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Christine Lucas's curator insight, April 1, 2013 7:18 PM

such a great resource. Graphic novels are quite foreign to me and websites like this make incorporating them into classwork less daunting. 

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Pat Grant on Blue

Pat Grant on Blue | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"This book project really started on December 5th 2005, when I accidentally went to Cronulla beach for a swim on the day of the race riot."

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Story Me - A Free iPad App for Creating Comics

Story Me - A Free iPad App for Creating Comics | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

Story Me is a free iPad app for turning your pictures into comic strips. Story Me provides more than a dozen layout options to which you can add pictures from your iPad's camera roll."

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Comics can be saved to your camera roll, emailed, printed ot shared on social media.

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Graphic novels and new media literacies

Graphic novels and new media literacies | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
I have a literacy corner in my classroom with a variety of interesting books. The most popular books by far are the graphic novels. They have folded pages and frayed edges- signs of good use! Child...
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Useful analysis of text/graphic novel versions that illustrate the power of image.

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: March: Book One

Using Graphic Novels in Education: March: Book One | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"In this post, we take a closer look at March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf, 2013). We highlight it here as it sensitively documents Americans’ struggle for equal rights and civil liberties.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Webinar Recording - Digital Storytelling With Comics

Webinar by Ricahrd Byrne on creating

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Webinar by Richard Byrne. Step by step instructions on using Storyboard That (which I mentioned in an earlier Scoop).

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At Work Inside Our Detention Centres: A Guard’s Story

At Work Inside Our Detention Centres: A Guard’s Story | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
An illustrated interview from inside Australia’s immigration detention system
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"This is a first-hand account of life inside an Australian immigration detention facility, told from the perspective of a former employee of Serco, the ubiquitous multinational service provider that runs the nation’s onshore centres.
Realised in a comic-book style and drawn from exclusive interviews and diary entries from the ex-employee, A Guard’s Story offers rare insight into how Australia’s outsourced detention facilities are run."

 

An amazingly powerful and disturbing webcomic.This and the previous post would form an interesting basis for a discussion of how different text-types are employed by the media.

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Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator

Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Looking for an amazing, fun, free, and easy to use online storyboard creator? See why students, screenwriters, and businesses love Storyboard That.
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I really like this comic strip creator. Very user-friendly. Requires free registration to save, print and export strips. Free registration allows the creation of three comic strips per week.

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Malta Comic Con :: The Use of Graphic Novels in Information Literacy Instruction

Malta Comic Con :: The Use of Graphic Novels in Information Literacy Instruction | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
The use of comics in educational resources is not a new thing. In fact one can find multiple articles outlining how comics are used in fields of study...
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Provides a good research-based discussion of the educational value of comics.

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Graphic Novel Review: 'Zeus' by George O'Connor

Graphic Novel Review: 'Zeus' by George O'Connor | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Along with the exceptional storytelling that makes Zeus a fantastic read for anyone, O'Connor includes a family tree, bibliography, and suggested reading. G(r)eek Notes includes panel-by-panel commentary while profiles of key characters give further information. There are also discussion questions suitable for younger readers to spur interest and connection between ancient myth and modern thought. With a combination of an amazing story and an in depth study of mythology, Zeus is a must-read for all."

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Pow! How Comics in the Classroom Can Combat Bullying | Edutopia

Pow! How Comics in the Classroom Can Combat Bullying | Edutopia | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Comic strips contests can be used as a tool for educating students about bullying.

Via Judy O'Connell
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This article links to templates that students can use to create their own anti-bullying messages.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 18, 2013 12:41 PM

Forward thinking for schools to make a difference in the anti bullying campaign.

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Speaker: Villians and heroes are closer than they seem

Speaker: Villians and heroes are closer than they seem | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
“In every good hero is an ever better villain,” Joseph Michael Sommers said to an audience of comic lovers Tuesday night.  Sommers explained that heroes and villains in graphic novels can sometimes be interrelated.
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Soem interesting discussion points for the many students who study heroes and villains in literature.

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Why Teach With Graphic Novels?

They are Legitimate Literature Comics, graphic novels, sequential art.  All of these are different names for what is essentially the same thing: a combination of printed words and pictures used to ...
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Review: Pat Grant's 'Blue' · Meanjin · Literacy in Australia · Melbourne University Publishing · Classic English Literature Books · Australian Literary Journals & Magazines

Review: Pat Grant's 'Blue' · Meanjin · Literacy in Australia · Melbourne University Publishing · Classic English Literature Books · Australian Literary Journals & Magazines | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Pat Grant’s Blue is a tale of the fictional Australia east coast industrial town Bolton and of the protagonist, Christian’s, experience growing up there."

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Useful analysis of 'Blue'.

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2014 Top Ten Graphic Novels for Teens | Bubblegum Post

2014 Top Ten Graphic Novels for Teens | Bubblegum Post | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The complete list with annotations can be found at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/great-graphic-novels."

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It's always good to have recommendations from YASLA. 

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Seymour Library: Graphic novels much more than comic books

Seymour Library: Graphic novels much more than comic books | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

An assigned reading in a high school class recently caused a stir among my friends. The concern wasn’t so much about the content of the reading, but the format.

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Sad that we continue to have to defend the educational use of graphic novels. Did film have such a difficult entry into the classroom?

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Great Graphic Novels 2014 | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies
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The medium and the message: comics about asylum seekers

The medium and the message: comics about asylum seekers | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
This week, two very different Australian comics about asylum seekers have received widespread attention. The first is At work inside our detention centres: A guard’s story by Melbourne comics artist Sam…
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Australian Government Sends Graphic Message To Asylum Seekers

Australian Government Sends Graphic Message To Asylum Seekers | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Pictures speak louder than words, and they're yelling YOU WILL BE MISERABLE in the government's graphic novel aimed at asylum seekers.
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An interesting, and distressing, comparison to the Government's approach to refugees in 2003 http://www.racismnoway.com.au/archive/news/33_20031217.html

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The Course of Comics/Graphic Novels in the Classroom

The Course of Comics/Graphic Novels in the Classroom | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

A closer look at the course comics and graphic novels have taken in and out of the classroom. Also, some resources explaining why graphic novels fit in most classrooms, along with suggested reading lists and teaching suggestions.

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THE TRIAL BALLOON: Why graphic novels should be used in the classroom

THE TRIAL BALLOON: Why graphic novels should be used in the classroom | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
THE TRIAL BALLOON: In banner year for graphic novels, teachers should heed these titles for class.
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Cavna's opening story is very similar to the one that inspired my doctorate on the experiences of teachers with graphic novels (still a work in progress). It's a great article and certainly "walks the talk" about the power of images (and or text). Just love those drawings! Check out the blog comments (all 120 of them) for an interesting discussion and for some great links to other graphic novel resources.

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Graphic novels enter the curriculum

Graphic novels enter the curriculum | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Next year, students in Victoria will be able to study a graphic novel, The Complete Maus, as part of the English curriculum.
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Well done Victoria! The irony is that we have a National Curriculum about to be introduced, yet individual states continue to do their own thing. It's a pity that all Australian students don't get a chance to study a graphic novel as a core text, rather than as a supplementary one.

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Art Spiegelman on How He Became an Underground Artist

Art Spiegelman on How He Became an Underground Artist | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"The thing that made me interested in comics is that it existed in a low status... I'm sure for a lot of young artists, the term 'graphic novel' is useful, but for me it doesn't make sense." 


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Interesting insight into  the background of one of the format's most famous creators.

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AP Central - But This Book Has Pictures! The Case for Graphic Novels in an AP Classroom

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Good examples of strategies for  MAUS.

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Katie Lee's curator insight, October 27, 2013 11:29 PM

Perfect argument for Graphic Novels as literature.

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The Case for Graphic Novels in Education | American Libraries Magazine

"But what about the idea that graphic novels encompass such a wide range of themes and create such layered experiences through word and art that they actually belong in classrooms? Because contemporary students have a much wider visual vocabulary than we did growing up, I contend that the format offers great opportunities to teach as well as to entertain."

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