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January 2013 Blog Posts (3)

School Library Journal Piece on Comic Strips and Literacy

Something to share: 

School Library Journal has just published an interview in which I discuss how the process of creating comic strips plays a role in encouraging young people to write, read, and communicate their ideas.  See:  http://blogs.slj.com/connect-the-pop/2013/01/comics/comics-creation-tools-thoughts-from-the-graphic-classroom/

Hope you find it…

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Added by William Zimmerman on January 10, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Online Content Creator

I've just been playing at Tackk, a new online content creator. No need to register, design and share instantly. Customise by font, colour, add media etc. Here's the link to a sample one I made: http://tackk.com/dzncje Sign up though does mean they store your Tackks. 

Added by Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook on January 7, 2013 at 8:28pm — 1 Comment

For new school term, encourage students to create a daily comic diary to encourage writing, reflecting and drawing

Dear colleagues,

If you’re looking for an exciting new literacy activity for the new school term why not start a daily 20-minute comic strip segment during which your students create a comic diary about something they learned or read or experienced that day?   Creating such daily comix diaries provides a way for students to digest and integrate key material that they are taught as well as to reflect on their lives and experiences. And what better way for all students, including…

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Added by William Zimmerman on January 3, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

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