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December 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Games you wouldn't think had the potential for educational value Part 2

(Note: Sorry it took so long to get to the next one, but the holiday madness hit pretty hard this year, not to mention some family troubles so I've had a lot on my mind recently. Thank you all for your patience and I hope you enjoy the next installment of my blog.)

The Pheonix Wright Series

This game series is very near and dear to me for many reasons. Not only does it have a fun set of stories and lovable characters, but it hones and sharpens a…


Added by Rachael Ward on December 30, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments

Make Posters Online

ArtSkills is a website where you and your kids can make posters. You need to register - a simple process. Then you can check out posters others have created in the Poster Gallery, or make your own. 

The poster wizard offers you a range of templates to help you get started.

Great for advertising a class event! Here's a simple one I created, below. Read more in my post,…


Added by Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook on December 29, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Games you wouldn't think had the potential for educational value Part 1

This is probably going to be the first in a series of blog posts that I'm going to do on this site to share my ideas with you all. In the time I've spent exploring this site, I really enjoyed looking at all the different ideas and video games to use in teaching and I'm very tempted to check them  out myself (if I had the chance do so along with the copious amount of school work I have to do). However, I haven't seen to many ideas on including more mainstream video games, such as Legend of…


Added by Rachael Ward on December 12, 2011 at 6:47pm — 2 Comments

What is a "good" graphic novel and why should we use comics in the classroom?

I do some of my best thinking when I first wake up in the morning. This morning I woke up in Burlington, Vermont and decided that I would write something today about  comics as a medium of storytelling and about comics in education.

So here are my thoughts....

Some of my graphic novel cohorts have expressed concern about a backlash against the comics in education movement.  Coincidentally enough, I am  teaching Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics right now to my students. We…


Added by Maureen Bakis on December 4, 2011 at 8:24pm — 2 Comments


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