20 effective ways to use digital comics in the classroom

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Digital comics are a great way to practise language learning in the classroom. Presentation given at AGIS 2013 in Hanover.

Digital comics are a great way to practise language learning in the classroom. Presentation given at AGIS 2013 in Hanover.

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  • 1. 20 effective ways to use digital Victor González comics in the classroom AGIS 2013
  • 2. DC Comics: Robert Thorndike and Harold Dones created alanguage training book that used the comic Superman.
  • 3. The beginning of comics-supported curriculum
  • 4. First academic journal articles about education and comics
  • 5. Frederic Werthman
  • 6. Comics kill reading
  • 7. They had to be politically correct
  • 8. Horror, zombie, terror were banned
  • 9. 1970s: teachers dared to bring comics into the classrooms
  • 10. Visual and popular
  • 11. Maus: First comic book to win the Pulitzer prize
  • 12. Artistic,mature literary works
  • 13. Graduate programs in comics
  • 14. Promoting comics in education
  • 15. Benefits of using comics in education 1) A great visual representation of knowledge. 2) Easy to remember. 3) Enrich reading writing and thinking. 4) Perfect avenue for writing dialogue. 5) Incite students with low interest in writing. 6) Help organization through storytelling and storyboarding. 7) Using visual images convey meaning to a story or topicSource 8) Sequencing promotes understanding
  • 16. In comics, complex material is represented inways that reduce the cognitive demand ofreading dense text while sophisticatedconcepts are portrayed.
  • 17. How can we use onlinecomics in the classroom?
  • 18. Benefits of using comics in education 1. Sreen capture of your games and create a comic research assignment. 2. Write an interview. 3. Convert a story novel or poem. 4. Write an original story. 5. A current affairs item. 6. Reflection tool: excursion or class lesson. 7. About me. 8. Revision. Using vocabulary learned. 9. Bring song lyrics or poems to life. 10. Historical event-timeline. 11. Biographies.Source 12. A travel guide. 13. Tell weather stories.
  • 19. 14. Make an instruction manual. 15. Show an invention and how it has affected people. 16. Change an endling to a story. 17. Write about a discovery. 18. Share the cultural background of your family. 19. Make me laugh... 20. Make me feel...Source
  • 20. An opportunity to bring young culture into the classroom
  • 21. Personal Bloghttp://exuc.wordpress.com/ Víctor González