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Comics in Education: Another Library Guide Comic

By | January 11th, 2012|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Check out this online comic where classic movie monsters guide you through the library. http://www.scribd.com/doc/75711259/Monster-Clash-Web-Editio

Comics in Education: Nancy Silberkleit Teaches Comics

By | November 18th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Archie Comics Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit teaches kids about making comics and the rules of intellectual property.

Comics in Education: Big Time Attic

By | October 14th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Jeremy Zoss profiles Big Time Attic for The Journal.  Big Time Attic is Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon (no relation), the team behind many, many top-notch educational graphic novels. As the two halves of illustration studio Big Time Attic in the Thorpe Building in Northeast, they share more than a last name. They share a mission. [...]

Comics in Education: Zombie Guide to the Library

By | October 13th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Library Director Matt Upson collaborated with one of his student workers to create a great comics guide to his library! Featuring ZOMBIES! Take a look here.

Comics in Education: Graphic Medicine

By | October 5th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

At the Alternative Press Expo last weekend, someone saw Level Up on our table and told me about an organization called Graphic Medicine.  (I don't remember your name!  Sorry!  But you were awesome.)  It was started by a guy named Ian Williams, and they're all about finding ways to use comics in healthcare!  Here's a snippet [...]

Comics in Education: Case Studies as Comics

By | September 28th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

In a column for The Jewish Daily, Renee Ghert-Zand describes an education case study that was published as a comic: If it could work for the Holocaust, an Algerian rabbi’s cat, and a Birthright Israel trip, then it could also work for a Jewish day school governance and administration case study. So thought Ken Gordon, social media manager at [...]

Comics in Education: PhD Comics – the Movie?

By | September 21st, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

This might be the nerdiest comic-turned-movie ever.

Comics in Education: Technology in Schools

By | September 7th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Heidi MacDonald over at The Comics Beat offers some commentary on a recent NY Times article about technology and education: Not that we have any idea what this means…the article goes on for six more pages with mostly head scratching over what any of it means. It’s possible that digital/interactive literacy isn’t measured on conventional test [...]

Comics in Education: Comic Book Fairs

By | August 25th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Nancy Silberkleit, Co-CEO of Archie Comics, told me about this.  What is a comic book fair?  From their website: The idea is simple. Your school agrees to host a Comic Book Fair on a school day, on an evening, or on a weekend afternoon. Whatever money is raised, your school collects 40% of the profits. There [...]

Comics in Education: The Secret Weapon!

By | August 17th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Canada gets a lot of crap for being America's hat, but any country that produces Chester Brown, Joe Matt, Seth AND Wolverine deserves the respect of every living cartoonist. Lindsay Mar argues that comic books just might be the secret weapon that Canadian teachers are looking for: The students burst into cheerful greetings as Diana Maliszewski, [...]