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Comics in Education: Comic Book Literacy

By | February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Just learned about this independent film about comic books in the classroom called Comic Book Literacy.  Haven't seen it yet, but it sounds pretty cool. Dallas Art News reports that the film will premeire at the Dallas Museum of Art on February 26, 2011: The independent documentary film Comic Book Literacy will screen Saturday February 26, [...]

Comics in Education: Comics Inculcate Reading Culture

By | January 26th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

Taking their cue from Korea and Japan, Malaysian educators and parents begin using comics to teach children to read: Some language buffs attribute comics to "language abuse" while parents feel comics contribute to the development of negative character in children. It is not surprising if parents are cynical even over comics with characters like Doraemon, Naruto, [...]

Teachers, What Are You Doing This Saturday?

By | January 24th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: , |

Well, whatever it is you teachers are doing this Saturday, cancel it.  Instead, come to the SLG Teacher Day in San Jose!  Librarian Eva Volin, cartoonist/teacher Thien Pham and I will be presenting on comics in education.  Doors open at noon, first presentation begins at 1pm.  Here's the address: SLG Publishing's Boutiki 577 S. Market St. [...]

Comics in Education: Docs in India Use Comics

By | January 19th, 2011|Categories: Gene's Blog|Tags: |

The Times of India reports that medical professionals in India are using comic books and other media to educate their patients: Colourful boxes and narration make the most complex medical topics come alive. In fact, comics on HIV\AIDS, infertility and malaria are already available at some doctors' clinics and hospitals in the city. Welcome to the [...]