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How to Play with How to Play: For Educators Click here to watch a video of students at City College, New York, talking about how helps them learn English. Their instructor, Tamara Kirson, was named The New York Times 2009 ESOL Teacher of the Year. To see her lesson plan click here. By Bill Zimmerman, Creator, Download "WAYS TO USE MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX IN THE CLASSROOM" and print it out! 1. At the beginning of each new school year have students create an autobiographical comic strip talking about themselves and their families or summarizing the most important things about their lives. 2. Have students create a comic strip story using new vocabulary words that are being taught. 3. Have students break up into pairs or group teams to create their comic strips together. 4. 5. 6. Have students who are learning new foreign languages write their text in languages they are studying. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

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Crash! Bang! Boom! How to add Google Drawings comic strips to your class This post is co-authored by Ditch That Textbook’s Matt Miller and Cori Orlando, a teacher on special assignment (TOSA) from Simi Valley, California. Find her blog, Leading in Limbo, at We (Cori and Matt) are betting that comics are a memorable part of your childhood, whether they were the color comic strips in the Sunday newspaper or comic books. Comic strips and comic strips captivated us as children. Comic Creator The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. After completing their comic, students have the ability to print out and illustrate their final versions for feedback and assessment. Grades K – 3 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson

Plant a Question, Grow Answers Topic (required) Type the topic of your new AnswerGarden. This can be a question or a topic, such as: "What do you think of my website?" More options (optional) s Comics and Cartoons Resources Fotor is an easy online photo editing tool that doesn't require registration. Upload any picture from your computer to begin. Choose from the editing choices provided. Use basic editing tools to automatically enhance, rotate, crop, resize, and adjust lighting on images.

10 Ways to Create Comics Online Creating cartoons and comic strips can be a good way to get reluctant writers writing. While creating comics you and your students can work through the elements of fiction in a context that is fun and familiar to them. Witty Comics provides a simple platform that students can use to create two character dialogues. To use Witty Comics students just need to select the pre-drawn background scenes and the pre-drawn characters they want to feature in their comics. Writing the dialogues is the creative element that is left to the students.

Writeboard Hello, We launched Writeboard back in October of 2005 as a stand-alone service. A few years later we integrated Writeboards into Basecamp Classic and Backpack. Today, the vast majority of Writeboards are created inside those two products. Webcomics World From top: “Hark! A Vagrant,” “Evil Inc.,” and “The Adventures of Superhero Girl.” Webcomics are the ultimate grassroots medium—they are almost all self-published by creators of all ages who work independently. “It’s all decentralized, like a medieval town of crafters before the rise of guilds,” says Gary Tyrrell, who runs the webcomics news site Fleen.

Short Stories New Study Group publication: VILE by Tyler Landry #1 in the new Study Group Sketchbook Series: VILE by SOCIETY’s Tyler Landry. 12pp + covers, blue riso on blue & orchid paper. $4 Edition of 150 Vile 2013 – by Tyler Landry Tyler Landry serves up one new vile image every day leading up to Halloween. – VILE 2013 END - EDNA II – by Sophie Goldstein David chose to live his life outside the domed city, giving up medically-maintained eternal youth in his search for God. When his robot companion, Edna II, is damaged in a fall he must venture into civilization to face the ghosts of his past. – YOU CAN OWN EDNA II IN IRENE ANTHOLOGY #3 -

projeqt - an artful way to create, present and share real-time stories Teach with Comics! 15+ Tips & Tools At a young age, I was interested in comic books, which was really how I learnt to read. ~ Nicholas Cage Comics can be powerful learning tools. The mix of art, dialogue, character expressions, and frames engages learners and is brain-friendly.

Using Comics to Teach the 4 Cs Across Grade Levels Students today are digital natives who need to develop the 4 Cs—critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Comics are perfectly situated for use in developing these competencies, and they work across grade levels—a single story may have the capacity to speak to both elementary and secondary school students. Raina Telgemeier’s Guts, for example, might be classified for around fifth grade based on reading level, but this story of a girl struggling with anxiety that manifests itself in stomach ailments can reach any high school student, regardless of gender, who is trying to cope with bullying, test taking, family issues, and more. Similarly, George Takei’s They Called Us Enemy, a memoir of his childhood experience living in an internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II, is appropriate for both fifth-grade English language arts and 11th-grade U.S.

Science Fiction Comics And Books (Page 1 of 2) The origins of science fiction comics can be traced back to the superheroes who launched the whole industry. One in particular, Superman, holds all the key ingredients that would later spawn the whole genre. Amongst the major titles here are two long runners Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds and Planet Comics. Rod Hathaway, AKA Space Detective was not so fortunate, but is well worth a browse. It is not all serious stuff. 20 Comic Favorites of 2015 I’m lucky. I get to share with you some things I like. Your list will be be different, no doubt. Far from a definitive, representative list of anything (least of all the “best” of 2015), here are some of my favorite comics-related publications of 2015, in no particular order. You are about to encounter a very personal, quirky, opinionated and biased selection that in no way attempts to cover all, or the highlights of what was published in 2015.