Comic Life Creativity

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Comic Life Creativity

  1. 1. Comic Life Creativity “It Slices… It Dices…” SMeech.net
  2. 2. Scott Meech <ul><li>Plano District #88 </li></ul><ul><li>Joliet Professional Development Alliance (March 7 th – Wikis) </li></ul><ul><li>Poster Sessions tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>IL DEN </li></ul><ul><li>DeICE </li></ul>
  3. 3. Free Raffle <ul><li>First and Last Name </li></ul><ul><li>No @symbols please </li></ul><ul><li>Listen for one idea I provide or brainstorm a use on your own… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Prize <ul><li>2 Winners </li></ul><ul><li>25 Seat Licenses </li></ul>
  5. 5. A Bad Infomercials… <ul><li>Not selling the product… </li></ul><ul><li>Comic Life is just a Tool… </li></ul><ul><li>Not the Magical Cure all… </li></ul><ul><li>Mac and PC platform compatible! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Volunteers <ul><li>3 Volunteers Please ( Colors Comic ) </li></ul><ul><li>Sit up front </li></ul><ul><li>1 ½ Minute Commercial Break: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY-abu2GW4k </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Commercial Break? Sledge O’ Matic </li></ul>
  7. 7. Great Product Name / Terrible Product Name <ul><li>Basic Premise of Comic Life </li></ul><ul><li>NETS Standards – All of them… </li></ul><ul><li>Practical Reasons – Easy Learning Curve </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Jason Ohler’s 4 th R - Art </li></ul>
  8. 8. Buyers Guide <ul><li>SMeech Presentation Wiki: http://smeech-presos.wikispaces.com/Comic+Life </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Handout </li></ul><ul><li>Judy Epcke and Marilee Sarlitto’s Wiki http://comic- life.wikispaces.com / </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1 st Testimonials… <ul><li>Plano Students - Special Education Project on Bats: Quicktime Video </li></ul><ul><li>Regan History Project – Teachertube – Dehrhart http:// www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey =0a9c4655800e8a7b9ea2 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Quick Demonstration <ul><li>Quick Walkabout </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago Cubs are going to win the Pennant! </li></ul><ul><li>How To Tutorial Handout </li></ul>
  11. 11. Curriculum Uses <ul><li>Quick List </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Math - Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature - Scicence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Studies - Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech - Foreign Language </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Example Projects <ul><li>1st Grade Monster Projects </li></ul><ul><li>TESOL -- Class Projects with Comic Life </li></ul><ul><li>Norren Dooley Comic Life Examples K-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary Student Comic Life Examples </li></ul><ul><li>How-to example from Wenatchee School District </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Paula's Flat Stanley Adventures </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Leahy's Class American Revolution Vocabulary Cartoons </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Breza's Class Biographies </li></ul>
  13. 13. Example Projects <ul><li>American Revolution Project </li></ul><ul><li>Gold Rush Project </li></ul><ul><li>Marengo Story Comics </li></ul><ul><li>Dull Vocabulary: </li></ul><ul><li>Comic Books from Second Life and Gaming Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Provide 8 Pictures and ask students to create a story out of them! </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr and Comic Life </li></ul>
  14. 14. Save your Time! <ul><li>Fast Learning Curve </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Superfluous Features </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial #3 – Walkthroughs http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=7f89ddbebc2ac9128303 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Teacher Productivity <ul><li>Certificates </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Organizers </li></ul><ul><li>Grading with Bubbles </li></ul><ul><li>Group Progress Tracker </li></ul>
  16. 16. Teacher Productivity <ul><li>Seating Chart </li></ul><ul><ul><li>w/ Mac Camera </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for substitute teachers with comments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Loan System for Teacher materials in conjunction with camera </li></ul><ul><li>Yearbook </li></ul>
  17. 17. Does Comic Life Slice and Dice? <ul><li>Discussion with Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>View Panel Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Raffle </li></ul>

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