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mary morrison

Exploring Polygons with The Greedy Triangle - 0 views

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    This article relates The Greedy Triangle to Geometry. It explores making shapes from other shapes, defining shapes, sorting and classifying. It explains how to use elastic loops, Chinese jump ropes, geoboards, rubber bands, and the books Stretch It! by Anne Linehan and The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns.
mary morrison

Counting Crows - 0 views

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    This article focuses on using innovative thinking to tackle life's challenges. This article has lessons that blend math and art with literature and film using Aesop's fables.
Denise Tatoian

Superman Finds New Fans Among Reading Instructors - 0 views

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    The article "Superman Finds New Fans Among Reading Instructors" shares viewpoints from a variety of educators about the use of comics and graphic novels in the classroom. Supporters of comics in the classroom say comics can entice struggling readers who may be intimidated by pages filled with text. They also say that comics, with their visual cues, and panel-by-panel sequencing, are uniquely situated to help struggling students reinforce key elements of literacy and are better able to organize thoughts
Denise Tatoian

Eek! Comics in the Classroom. - 0 views

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    The article "Eek! Comics in the Classroom" stresses the use of comics and graphic novels to motivate reluctant readers, develop comprehension skills in second-language learners, and/or teach visual literacy to elementary level students. Comics, and graphic novels, can be effective tools for teaching a variety of literacy skills to students with a range of learning needs. The article stated when teachers use comics in the classroom, students attend to their activities and learning is accelerated. It was mentioned when using graphic novels that it is sometimes difficult to find age/grade appropriate materials.
Denise Tatoian

Hamlet too hard? Try a comic book. - 0 views

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    The article "Hamlet Too Hard? Try a Comic Book": It may be a shocking dilution or an ingenious way to hook reluctant readers discusses how the use of comic books and graphic novels are helping reluctant readers grow in the confidence in their reading skills. The article also has excerpts from teachers who feel these books have no place in the classroom. Relevant cases are made in favor of using comic books and graphic novels stating that reluctant readers are absorbing the text, while struggling readers are able to use pictures for context. These readers are able to expand vocabulary, and introduce the ideas of plot, pacing, and sequence.
Denise Tatoian

Using Cartoons to Investigate Geographical Issues - 0 views

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    The article Using Cartoons to Investigate Geographical Issues examines "the development of cartoons as a form of political satire and social commentary, outlines the benefits of using cartoons as an instructional tool, and explores some of the cartoon-based teaching, and learning strategies teachers use to enhance interpretation and communication skills of students." It is referenced that cartoons can be used as a means to promote interest in a particular idea, issue, event, or social trend, to initiate classroom discussion, and to encourage students to use their imagination, just to name a few
mary morrison

Comic Books That Teach Mathematics - 1 views

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    The author's focus was on students in 3 through 6 grades. This article was about a project where comics were implemented in elementary classrooms. The article talks about the history of the idea, the content on the comics and getting them illustrated, and the implementation plan in school. (interesting)
mary morrison

The Exponential Curve - 0 views

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    The purpose of this blog is to help generate and share ideas for teaching high school students whose skills are below grade level. It shared a lot of comic strips that related to language and retention of Math concepts. (lots of ideas)
mary morrison

Math in the Comics: The Series By:Bert Speelpenning - 0 views

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    This article talks about the authors collection of comic strips that reveal something interesting about how our culture views mathematics learning. Some examples are from: Foxtrot, Arlo & Janes comics, and Delbert. This article has 10 additional related articles on different comics that have been published in the newspapers.
mary morrison

Comic Strip - 0 views

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    This article was about the different kinds of comic strips. (History, Newspapers, Cartoon panels, Sunday comics, Underground comic strips, Webcomic, Conventions and games, Social and political influence, Publicity and recognition and U.S. newspaper comic strips. ) This article also listed several references and links for additional information. I found it interesting to read about the history of each form.
mary morrison

The Benefits of Comic Life in Education - 0 views

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    This article focuses on the use of comics in education and how it makes education easier and inspires creativity. It also shares the key benefits of using comics in education especially in reading and writing.
jimallen5

The Art of Democracy / Democracy as Art: Creative Learning in Afterschool Comic Book Clubs - 0 views

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    This synthetic and analytic research project explores the dynamics, outcomes, and
    impacts of afterschool comic book clubs. The paper investigates the children's interpretations of and contributions to democracy, leadership, and civic engagement in their youth development organizations, in their communities, and in the world at large.
jimallen5

A CAUSAL COMPARATIVE STUDY OF FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS' READING MOTIVATION AFTER READING CO... - 0 views

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    The purpose of this study was to determine the change in fifth grade students' attitudes toward reading after exposure to comics or graphic novels. Great references for further research.
jimallen5

Comics in the classroom - 0 views

shared by jimallen5 on 17 Jul 11 - Cached
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    Contains sites relating to cartooning and a few references to cartoons in the classroom.
jimallen5

The COMIX-SCHOLARS-L Academic Forum - 0 views

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    The COMIX-SCHOLARS-L list is an academic forum which serves the interests of those involved in research, criticism and teaching related to comics art. All aspects of comics and cartooning from around the world are open for discussion. Likewise, we welcome theoretical and critical approaches from all disciplinary perspectives. Academic scholars, people working in other institutional frameworks, and independent scholars are all equally welcome to contribute.
jimallen5

Dissertations relating to Comics/Cartoons - 1 views

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    Comics/Cartoon dissertations posted are up to August 2010
jimallen5

Comics Research Resources - 2 views

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    This page collects links to various resources of interest to those who study or teach comics in the classroom. Check out the section on Comics in Primary, Middle & Secondary Schools.
jimallen5

Affective Behaviors in Learning - Humor, - 0 views

shared by jimallen5 on 17 Jul 11 - No Cached
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    Dissertation paper by James Allen - "Analysis of Affective Behaviors and Critical Thinking Events in Online Learning." Affective behaviors improved critical thinking (Emotion, humor, and self-disclosure)

    The findings in this study suggested that affective behaviors made a difference in online learning. Critical thinking seemed to benefit from affective behaviors. In future design of online learning, strategies should include an affective component. In addition, faculty and student orientation could incorporate these strategies.
jimallen5

Xtreme Thinking and Learning by Jim Allen - 0 views

shared by jimallen5 on 17 Jul 11 - No Cached
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    The XLT can also be used as a thinking tool in the classroom as well as the workplace. It is first, sequential and secondarily non-sequential. Sequential XLT is viewed as linear thinking. Example: Situation, Setup, and Punchline. Also Non-Sequential is viewed as non-linear and as "what-if" scenarios. Example: Setup, Punchline, and Situation. In addition, this can be done as restructuring and interjectory.
jimallen5

Creativity through eCartooning - 0 views

shared by jimallen5 on 17 Jul 11 - No Cached
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    Study showed increase in creativity skill.
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