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Comics for Learning

comic strips and graphic novels as a teaching and learning tool
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Elizabeth McCarthy

on 29 June 2010

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Comics for Learning Kate & Liz Experts in Comic life Using Google Docs as a Comic Creator http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dfwzs5wp_302fbrccwfx http://www.bitstrips.com/ http://stripgenerator.com/ http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/comicmaker/create/ http://pixton.com/uk/
14 day free trail
Tools:
photo image program like Adobe Photoshop or Paint.net (free)
Google Apps - Presenter http://superherosquad.marvel.com/create_your_own_comic http://www.professorgarfield.org/comics_lab_extreme/ http://www.mashon.com/spore/creator/ http://myths.e2bn.org/story_creator/ http://www.toondoo.com/createToon.do Why use comics in the classroom? Throughout modern history, comics have been used to convey a message http://www.bugpowder.com/andy/earlycomics.html also to make a point, political or otherwise http://elections.harpweek.com/1860/cartoon-1860-Medium.asp?UniqueID=4&Year=1860 Here at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, we have 938 graphic novels or comics. Reports from librarians; the graphic novel section is growing http://tinyurl.com/259momo http://www.comicbookproject.org/ GRAPHIC NOVELS http://www.amazon.com/Basics-Scientis-Graphic-Library-Science/dp/1429639040/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_a http://www.amazon.com/Bone-Complete-Cartoon-Epic-One/dp/188896314X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277492810&sr=1-1#noop Fantasy Life of a Cell Classic Childrens Story http://www.bookpalace.com/acatalog/Home_Classics_Illustrated_369.html http://www.amazon.com/Manga-Shakespeare-Romeo-Juliet-William/dp/0810993252/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277491520&sr=1-4 Shakespeare NCTE (National Council for Teaching English) http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/comic-creator-30021.html Why Kate? Let me tell you Liz Make Beliefs Comic by Kate http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/?comix_id=75077461C276446 Using Graphic Novels with Children & Teens: http://www.scholastic.com/graphix/Scholastic_BoneDiscussion.pdf and some not so Web2.0 Web2.0 Comic Generators Well Kate, I have been
looking at a few comic
generators, let me show
you. How can we create our
own comics? Easy Creators More Complex Creators Commercial Generators: or some commercial aspect
like purchasing special characters,
objects, etc... http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/comic/index.html http://www.pikikids.com/ http://superherosquad.marvel.com/create_your_own_comic http://stripgenerator.com/ Use Google Apps Lets visit my website and
look at a list of some
comic creators. http://sites.google.com/a/student.u32.org/wcsu-google-domains/digital-storytelling/comic-generators Are there more
generators? Join this Diigo Group,
Comics for Learning,
you can find and share
links about using comics
in the classroom. Yes, there are an infinite
amount of comic creators. http://groups.diigo.com/group/comics-for-learning Writing, Storytelling, and creative thinking. http://comiqs.com/editor/ links to flickr photos http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr/ http://www.scribd.com/doc/14887659/Comics-in-the-Classroom A CAUSAL COMPARATIVE STUDY OF STUDENTS’ READING MOTIVATION AFTER READING COMICS IN THE CLASSROOM http://www.slideshare.net/shend5/tap-into-the-world-of-comics-primary-school-version more resources...
Comics do not have to be very long, a single frame can still be a story. Students can work in groups or individually to create a story or...

Writing a sequel to a story
Change the ending to a story
Writing a prequel to a story
Summarize a story

Have students teach place value in a comic
Talk about recycling from the point of view of the planet
Using spelling words to create comics
Use comics to illustrate a math problem
To deal with bullies, drugs, or violence
Have dinosaurs explain why they are extinct
Explain photosynthesis
Historical reinactments or to re-write history Use Comics to Demonstrate Understanding Storytelling Instructional Materials use comics to assign homework
as guides for instruction Ideas for Comics in the Classroom http://vitalsignsme.org/sites/default/files/slittlefield/gerry_snakehead_comic2.pdf Great Examples from Maine http://vitalsignsme.org/share-your-ideas-projects http://vitalsignsme.org/sites/default/files/slittlefield/garlic_mustard_comic1_0.pdf invasion Comics Garlic Mustard Vital Signs is a Gulf of Maine Research Institute Program Northern Snakehead Dr. Who Comic Creator from BBC bitstrips.com SuperHero Comic http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/comic/index.html ReadWriteThink simple, free ToonDoo http://www.toondoo.com/createToon.do Interpret Apply Have perspective Empathize Have self-knowledge Explain Look the faucets
have been turned
on. What faucets? Those faucets that guy
with the wig and tie. I think you mean FACETS,
NOT FAUCETS... and it's Wiggins and McTighe
Explain Apply Empathize Interpret Have Perspective Have Self-Knowledge Six Faucets of Understanding I lost my book and am relying on
memory here, but I still think its
"faucets" It's "facets" and yes, we can use Comics as
a Learning Tool to analyze understanding
http://www.readwritethink.org/search/?resource_type=6&sort_order=relevance&q=comics&srchgo.x=0&srchgo.y=0&old_q=&srchwhere=full-site students sketch out the series of events that occur in their stories, using comic strips as traditional storyboards. By consciously structuring the segments of their narratives in this way, students are encouraged to make connections between events so that their significance to the story is obvious. Elizabeth McCarthy
Technology Integration Specialist
Washington Central SU Kate Rob
4th Grade Teacher
Calais Elementary School
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