20 effective ways to use digital comics in the classroom

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20 effective ways to use digital comics in the classroom

  1. 1. 20 effective ways to use digital comics in the classroom Victor González M.A in e-learning and Education
  2. 2. DC Comics: Robert Thorndike and Harold Dones created a language training book that used the comic Superman
  3. 3. The beginning of comics-supported curriculum
  4. 4. First academic journal articles about education and comics
  5. 5. Frederic Werthman
  6. 6. Comics kill reading
  7. 7. They had to be politically correct
  8. 8. Horror, zombie, terror were banned
  9. 9. 1970s: teachers dared to bring comics into the classrooms
  10. 10. Visual and popular
  11. 11. Maus: First comic book to win the Pulitzer prize
  12. 12. Artistic,mature literary works
  13. 13. Graduate programs in comics
  14. 14. Promoting comics in education
  15. 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 Source 7) Using visual images convey meaning to a story or topic 8) Sequencing promotes understanding
  16. 16. In comics, complex material is represented in ways that reduce the cognitive demand of reading dense text while sophisticated concepts are portrayed.
  17. 17. How can we use online comics in the classroom?
  18. 18. Benefits of using comics in education Source 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 12. A travel guide 13. Tell weather stories
  19. 19. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Source Make an instruction manual Show an invention and how it has affected people Change an endling to a story Write about a discovery Share the cultural background of your family Make me laugh... Make me feel...
  20. 20. An opportunity to bring young culture into the classroom
  21. 21. Personal Blog http://exuc.wordpress.com/ Víctor González

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