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Gender Through Comic Books Gender Through Comic Books (also known as #SuperMOOC because of its popular hash tag on Twitter[1]) was a MOOC taught April 2, 2013 through May 18, 2013. More than 7,000 students enrolled in the April 2013 Gender Through Comic Books course taught by Christina Blanch[2] of Ball State University on the Canvas platform.[3] Blanch, an anthropologist, thought that "using comic books could be a way to approach teaching gender without the trepidation some students feel"[4] when approaching the subject. Students read scholarly articles each week in addition to comics (offered as e-comics by Comixology),[5] plus participated in live interviews with comic book creators with questions submitted via Twitter.

Story Generator Stories This is a satire. The story is about a disloyal ranger who is stalked by a paladin. It starts on an icy planet. The story begins with a legal dispute, climaxes with someone visiting a doctor, and ends with the discovery of a lost item. Dragontape - Remix YouTube Clips At last night's TeachMeet BETT Martin Burrett reminded me of a neat tool for remixing clips of YouTube videos. That tool is called Dragontape. If you made mix tapes in the 80's, the concept of Dragontape will be familiar to you. Dragontaape makes it easy to string together a series of YouTube videos and or sections of YouTube videos. Create your mix tape of videos just launch the Dragontape editor, enter a search term for videos, then drag videos on to the Dragontape timeline. You enter searches and drag videos as many times as you like.

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The Lester Dent Pulp Fiction Formula - Mysterious Press Lester Dent's "Master Fiction Plot", often referred to as the "Lester Dent Formula" is a widely circulated guide to writing a saleable 6,000-word pulp story. The Lester Dent Master Fiction Plot This is a formula, a master plot, for any 6000 word pulp story. It has worked on adventure, detective, western and war-air. Thematic - A Nice Tool for Creating Visual Stories Thematic is a new service designed for building and sharing visual stories. Thematic allows you to display up to twenty pictures organized around a theme of your choosing. You can add one line of text to each image in your story. Your completed story is displayed in a vertically scrolling format with each of your images occupying all of the available space in your browser. Completed stories can be shared publicly or kept private.

Tips for Plotting: How to Create a Fascinating Plot for Your Story Fictional plots are sometimes difficult to conceive, but once you understand the formula, creating interesting and exciting plots for your stories will become second nature. The key to successful plotting is answering questions because that is what a story is based on. When you first read a book, several questions are posed through the exposition and through dialogue, the majority of which are not answered until the last chapter. A Handful of Tools That Help Students Analyze Their Own Writing Last Saturday I reviewed Analyze My Writing. That post proved to be one of the most popular posts of the week. It also prompted a bunch of questions from readers looking for other tools like it. Here are some more good tools that students can use to analyze their own writing. Hemingway is a free tool designed to help you analyze your writing. Hemingway offers a bunch of information about the passage you've written or copied and pasted into the site.

Police identify Northwest Austin homicide victim Police have identified the woman found dead in her Northwest Austin home Saturday as 53-year-old Kathy Blair, a longtime choir director. Investigators concluded Saturday night that Blair was killed. A police spokeswoman said Saturday that they have not made any arrests, but do not believe there is a threat to the public. 5 Free Tools for Creating Animations in Your Browser or On Your Tablet Monday's post about Parapara Animation was quite popular and prompted questions from readers looking for similar tools that either work on tablets or offer more features than Parapara Animation. Here are some other sites and apps for creating animations. ABCya Animate is a web-based tool from ABCya that allows students to create animated GIFs containing up to 100 frames. On ABCya Animate students build their animation creations by drawing, typing, and inserting images.

Plotting Short Fiction Last month at MRA, I listened to Jacqueline Woodson speak about her writing process. It wasn’t the first time I heard her speak and I hope it won’t be my last. She is one of the writers I consider as my personal mentor. Not to be over-dramatic, but listening to her last month changed my writing life.

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