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Twitter / LukeABarnett: Holiday craft project complete! ...

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Fabulous idea. Just attach to cotton tape with staples.

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KS3 Reading - Experimenting with Comics

Dr Mel Gibson "leads a workshop with Year 9 pupils, to increase their awareness of the wide range of comics on offer for boys and girls of all ages. Keen to help the school develop their use of comics and graphic novels in the classroom, she runs a training session with English teachers Lynne Smith and Faye Robinson. We return to the school one month later to assess whether comics have boosted reading in general, and see if they've proved to have real educational value in the classroom."

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Graphic Novels & High School English

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This is Maureen Bakis' new website. Lots of good resources!

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Graphic novels are being used as educational tools

Graphic novels are being used as educational tools | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

As his classes struggle throughout the year with some denser Shakespeare passages, Brad Fennessy pulls out his secret weapon – comics.

   

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6 Eisner-worthy graphic novels for younger readers

6 Eisner-worthy graphic novels for younger readers | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Voting for the 2013 Eisner Awards concludes Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop talking about them.
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Graphic Novel Spotlight: Mental Health

Graphic Novel Spotlight: Mental Health | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
May is Mental Health Month, and BookShelf offers a selection of graphic novels that highlight the struggle and triumphs of dealing with mental illness.
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What is the relationship between the graphic novel and war and affect?

What is the relationship between the graphic novel and war and affect? | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
[Guest post by Zainab Cheema] What is the relationship between the graphic novel and war and affect? And how do panels render the tricky dynamic between remembering, feeling, and archiving? These q...
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The Book Chook: LEGO DC Universe Superheroes Comic Builder

The Book Chook: LEGO DC Universe Superheroes Comic Builder | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

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Very user-friendly.

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BookChook's comment, April 24, 2013 7:59 PM
You might also be interested in my PDF, Using Comic Editors with Kids http://susanstephenson.com.au/using-comic-editors-with-kids/
Viviene Tuckerman's comment, April 24, 2013 9:06 PM
Thanks :)
Maria Richards's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:06 AM

Lego - a sure winner with the boys. 

 

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How to teach … superheroes

How to teach … superheroes | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
This week the Guardian Teacher Network has resources to show the many ways in which superheroes can be used in teaching
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Bring History Alive Through Graphic Novels: Normandy | GeekDad | Wired.com

Bring History Alive Through Graphic Novels: Normandy | GeekDad | Wired.com | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

Normandy starts with the planning of the invasion, moving into its execution, and even includes what came afterward, what was done to hold the ground gained. It culminates with the Allies arriving in Paris.

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‘Persepolis’ Restored to Chicago School Libraries; Classroom Access Still Restricted | School Library Journal

‘Persepolis’ Restored to Chicago School Libraries; Classroom Access Still Restricted | School Library Journal | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

“This isn’t a book about torture, it’s a book in which torture occurs. I think it’s important to consider the book as a whole, and not fixate on a particular image—that image will look different when regarded as part of the story than when taken on its own. The question I would be asking is whether the story is told in a way that seventh graders can understand. I can’t answer that, but the Chicago curriculum committee said yes, at least initially.” (Brigid Alverson, School Library Journal)

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Three Graphic Novels Take Cybils Awards — Good Comics for Kids

Three Graphic Novels Take Cybils Awards — Good Comics for Kids | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

The winners of the Cybils (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards—should’t that be the CYABLAs?) were announced last week, and although there are only two graphic novel categories, three graphic novels took the honors.

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Joanie Proske Shares the Secrets of Her School's Successful Graphic Novel Program | Graphic Novel Reporter

Joanie Proske Shares the Secrets of Her School's Successful Graphic Novel Program | Graphic Novel Reporter | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

Here’s what else Joanie had to say about the remarkable success of the graphic novel program at her school.

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Graphic Novel Reporter: Reviews, Resources, and more.

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Persepolis | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Persepolis | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

"Persepolis is an important classroom tool for a number of reasons. First, it is a primary source detailing life in Iran during the Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War . Readers of all ages get a glimpse of what life is like under repressive regimes and relive this period in history from a different perspective. It also begs detailed discussion of the separation of church and state. Furthermore, this is a poignant coming-of-age story that all teens will be able to relate to and serves as a testament to the power of family, education, and sacrifice."

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Graphic novels as literature: The Complete Maus enters curriculum

Graphic novels as literature: The Complete Maus enters curriculum | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Next year, senior students in Victoria will be able to study classic graphic novel, The Complete Maus, as part of the prescribed English curriculum.
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Reviews of New Graphic Novels

Reviews of New Graphic Novels | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it

The Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of IRA has taken a look at some of the newly published graphic novels this year and provided descriptions and teaching ideas to use in classrooms or to recommend for summer reading.

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Let's stick to calling graphic novels a format, not a genre. Varied use of the latter only causes confusion.

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Programmes | Cardiff University Comic Book project | Africaid's WhizzKids United

Programmes | Cardiff University Comic Book project | Africaid's WhizzKids United | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
WhizzKids United is an innovative educational programme that uses soccer to teach the youth about life skills, gender equality and sexual health.
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This free downloadable comic book whick explores the experiences of Sth African teenagers in regard to HIV/AIDS is the product of a collaboration between the University of cardiff and the Africaid Trust. Why not have your students produce something similar about an issue they face in their lives?

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Graphic Novels | May 2013 | School Library Journal

Graphic Novels | May 2013 | School Library Journal | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Want to make some additions to your collection? Some interesting fiction and non-fiction titles here for primary and secondary students.

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'I was 14 when I was sold'

'I was 14 when I was sold' | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Laxmi's story of being kidnapped and trafficked in Nepal is not an isolated case but, as this graphical account shows, things are not always what they seem.
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Could be a good resource for the study of human trafficking, child labour or poverty.

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Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools

Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tool for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom for students to express their creativity.

Via Baiba Svenca, Janet Bianchini
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No registration required. Simple way for students to create comic strips.

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Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:51 AM

struggled to use in school (internet issues) but seems a good way to go.

Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2014 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2014 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
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Pay it Forward: Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom by Mary Catherine Miller

Pay it Forward: Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom by Mary Catherine Miller | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
This week, I taught Shaun Tan’s The Arrival to my undergraduate students.  I’m currently working on an article with a few colleagues in which we’re analyzing ways to teach social justice by incorpo...
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Sex, Violence, and Radical Islam: Why 'Persepolis' Belongs in Public Schools

Sex, Violence, and Radical Islam: Why 'Persepolis' Belongs in Public Schools | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Administrators in Chicago may think they're protecting students by limiting access to a controversial graphic novel. But they're missing a chance to impart real knowledge.
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Graphic Novel Raises Ethical Issues: Laika

Graphic Novel Raises Ethical Issues: Laika | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
*To read the Animal Inventory interview with Nick Abadzis, author of Laika, click here* Nick Abadzis' graphic novel Laika tells the story of the first dog sent to space. Abadzis brings this story t...
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A great text to use as the focus of a study on ethics.

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Brandon Maze's curator insight, April 22, 2013 6:19 PM

Great for a Cold War Unit

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Comics in Education: The Case for Comics in Classrooms - Refuting the Naysayers

Comics in Education: The Case for Comics in Classrooms - Refuting the Naysayers | Graphic novels in the classroom | Scoop.it
Columnist Anastasia Betts of Graphic Novels 101 looks at the use of comics in the classroom, and shares her experience as an educator helping teachers embrace sequential art as a teaching tool. The...
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I too share the author's ire that we are still having to defend the use of comics in the classroom. The theory is that things have changed - both the comics and the classrooms. In practice, however, we still have a lot to do in the classroom in terms of inviting the comics medium in.

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