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January 2009 Blog Posts (9)

Graphic Novel Person Here - And Starting Something on Monday

Hello Poppers,

Sebastian Mondrone here - I working with a few seventh grade classes who are starting MAUS on Monday. We took trips to the Jewish museam this week to build up thier background knowledge of the Holocaust and the general horrors of World War II.

My question the the group is this: Does anyone have (or know we i can retreive) a guide to how to read a graphic novel. A skill we might take for granted, when we read PERSEPOLIS in the ninth grade last year some… Continue

Added by SMONDRONE on January 30, 2009 at 8:36am — 7 Comments

For Your Consideration (Oscar Ads)

If you've never read VARIETY or HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, then you've probably never seen the advertisements labeled "For Your Consideration." But the people who make those movies have to promote them to the other people who vote, so these ads have become commonplace this time of year. Once again, I have created a web page about the ads in hopes of encouraging teachers to use the ads in their classrooms.

Take a look and let me… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on January 27, 2009 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Barack Obama Is Changing Pop Culture Forever

It's not my opinion: it's the cover story in the Jan.30/Feb.6 issue of Entertainment Weekly, which can be read here Additionally, the website has a photo gallery here.

Added by Frank W. Baker on January 27, 2009 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Educators build community and collaboration online (article)

Props to Ryan Goble for starting this NING, and to all of us who signed up (if I may be so bold).

I just saw this article called "Online Social Networking for Educators". Read for more information about this new phenomenon:

it's exciting to be doing something so fresh, eh?

Added by Erika Jane on January 27, 2009 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

In One Week: The First-Ever "Graphica in Education" Conference at NY's Fordham University

If you're anywhere near the NY area and work with comics, graphic novels, manga, etc., this is the place to be next week... or perhaps just check out the Web site and follow up with me and others afterward to learn what it was like; if this conference fulfills even half of its promise I can't see why there wouldn't be one next year that many members of this Ning wouldn't want either to attend or present at...

Only recently have descriptions of all the workshops been posted, which may… Continue

Added by Peter Gutierrez on January 24, 2009 at 9:42am — 3 Comments

where are my graphic novel people???

hello everyone!!!

hope you are all well. i see so many names i know on here! must be where the cool people are. :) :) :)

ok, so where are my graphic novel people??? shall we start a specific blog???

katie :)

ps - yes, i like the smileys. :) :) :)

Added by katie monnin on January 19, 2009 at 9:18pm — 3 Comments

NEW YORK COMIC CON: The Ultimate Pop Culture Resource (Well, at least on the East Coast.)

Below is a description of the educator and librarian presentations at NYCC (Feb 6-8).

**Many are not aware that all educators are entitled to a professional pass. That means free admission on Friday (which features pro-only hours), access to a special pro line to get in, and $10 admission (!) for the rest of the weekend. You can register online ( or in person. And in addition to the workshops below, the entire con is a resource for those who teach or develop… Continue

Added by Peter Gutierrez on January 19, 2009 at 8:53pm — 9 Comments

New book on teaching digital writing

My new book, Teaching Writing Using Blogs, Wikis, and Other Digital Tools, was published last week by Christopher Gordon. It provides a lot of specific information about using these Web 2.0 digital writing tools to teach writing.

Added by Richard Beach on January 19, 2009 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

accessible books with PPT

Here is a web site with accessible book using power point presentation. Check it out.

Kay Broeder, Occupational Therapist
Naperville 203 Schools, IL

Added by Kay Broeder on January 9, 2009 at 11:04am — No Comments

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