I’ve got a few resources tucked away for the times when I’m talking about graphic novels and comics in the classroom. I got started down this path when we were looking to license a title or two for OSAPAC. What we did end up licensing was great. Comic Life Deluxe and Bitstrips for Schools are available to all publically funded schools and faculties in the province. Both titles have had a big impact on language and literacy classrooms throughout the province.
As a computer science teacher, I had to go from zero to sixty in this genre. It meant a great deal of personal research and talking to language colleagues about what they were currently doing and what they’d like to do with graphic novels and comics.
Today, I ran into a resource that I sure could have used at the time. It would have straight lined a great deal of my learning. It’s a LiveBinder created and shared by Brandi Clark, Sheryl Lee, Tammy Reynolds, and Carol Wilkinson. There’s a wealth of resources in this LiveBinder. They’ve created tabs:
- Benefits of Graphic Novels
- Top 10 Professional Resources
- Building a Graphic Novel Collection
- Classroom and Library Applications/Strategies
- Subject Based Resources
I enjoyed working my way through this collection and picked up some great ideas for the future. If graphic novels, manga, or comics have a place in your classroom, I’m sure that you’ll enjoy this LiveBinder.
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The Only Twitter Applications List You’ll Ever Need
Twitter applications can be called by different names. They are sometimes called as “twitter tools”, “twitter add-ons” and the likes. But whatever the name they are called, they are simply websites which have built-in scripts that complement Twitter.
BBC SPORT | Motorsport | Formula One | Circuit Guide | Monaco
Monaco is the jewel in Formula One’s crown – an experience not to be missed.
Looking up your internet date [infographic] – Holy Kaw!
Looking up your internet date [infographic]
Pep up your productivity! [infographic] – Holy Kaw!
Pep up your productivity! [infographic]
The science of getting drunk [infographic] – Holy Kaw!
The science of getting drunk [infographic]
We eat less healthy than we think [infographic] – Holy Kaw!
We eat less healthy than we think [infographic]
Graphic Novels and Manga in the Classroom – LiveBinder
Graphic Novels and Manga in the Classroom
Children’s Poetry Archive
Archive of Children’s Poetry
MathsNet Ltd: Welcome to MathsNet
MathsNet.com is the main hub of the MathsNet suite of web sites. Here you will find access by subscription to online courses.
SteveSpanglerScience – YouTube
Sick Science! Every Tuesday
How to Repair GRUB2 When Ubuntu Won’t Boot – How-To Geek
Ubuntu and many other Linux distributions use the GRUB2 boot loader. If GRUB2 breaks — for example, if you install Windows after installing Ubuntu or overwrite your MBR — you won’t be able to boot into Ubuntu.
Create free websites – SnackWebsites
Get access to your free account and start building your snack website right after you tweet/post.
Kathy Schrock’s Kaffeeklatsch: Share your iPad app list with others
Tom Barrett tweeted a question today asking how to share your entire iPad app collection with someone. After a little research, I came up with a post on this page and followed the directions. Here is the first of the 12-page app list on my iPad.
TinyTap App Lets Kids Create Customized iPad Books & Games | TechCrunch
TinyTap is a new iPad application designed for kids which introduces a different angle on the “record-your-own-voice” storybooks craze, by offering a playable book or game you and your kids can customize with your own photos, camera shots, music, narration, and more.
Educational Technology Guy: Chalkable – educational apps and classroom management system
Chalkable is a site that lists the best education apps in one place and lets you buy it through the Chalkable site. You can search apps by keyword, or browse by categories like Math, Science, History and more.
Apple Rolls Out ‘Editors’ Choice’ and Free ‘App of the Week’ Features
Apple improves app discovery with ‘Editors’ Choice’ and free ‘App of the Week’ features
#Trending in the classroom | USA TODAY College
As hashtags and status updates continue to dominate the world of communication, professors have found it increasingly difficult to stop students from using social media in the classroom. One would be hard-pressed to sit through a day of classes at a college campus and not hear at least one time, “No cell phones, please! Put that away!”
Educators who use technology on their own are more likely to support ed tech | eSchool News
Personal use of technology is more likely to translate into technology use in the classroom, Speak Up survey reveals
How ed policy is hurting early childhood education – The Answer Sheet – The Washington Post
A coalition of national leaders in the field of early childhood education are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of recent federal education policy reforms on early childhood education and care around the country.
‘Pinterest for education’ coming to college campuses | eCampus News
Perhaps the only task more daunting than rounding up the internet’s trove of free resources is organizing those blogs posts, videos, photos, and audio files into a presentable classroom lesson. Online pinboards could simplify both.
If Apple Isn’t Careful, It Could Blow A Big Opportunity In The Enterprise – Business Insider
Apple still really hasn’t figured out how to make it big in the enterprise—even though it’s having a lot of accidental luck there as employees bring in their own iPhones, iPads and Macs.
MOOCs: The Prestige Factor | Higher Education Management
The assumption goes something like this: the open digital educational materials made available through these initiatives are of value because they are the product of these prestigious, highly selective institutions.
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