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Teaching Transmedia with Comics: A Conversation with Tyler Weaver

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“By allowing students to create with a medium, you give them the chance to explore the potential of the medium and of themselves. The exploration of potential is beautiful…”

4 Questions for Richard Beach about Literacy and Digital Comics Creation

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“There’s a shift towards a more multimodal ways of communicating through digital videos, VoiceThread, and graphic novels/comics that is more appealing and engaging to adolescents who now expect such multimodal ways of learning…”

Comics Generators and Literacy: Edtech and Nontech Insights from Bill Zimmerman

Possible activity for Black History Month in a few weeks...?

“By encouraging their students to create comic strips, teachers accomplish important goals: they prepare their students for being able to appreciate art more, to gain visual literacy.”

Comics Creation Tools: Thoughts From ‘The Graphic Classroom’

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“Visual literacy is as old as humanity. Humans learned to communicate visually before they communicated with text. It’s really not new; it just might feel new.”

Comics Creation & Critical Thinking: From Doctor Who to Bitstrips

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The limitations of most Comics Creation software are actually strengths when it comes to learning about media and enhancing critical thinking skills…

2012 Gift Guide for Pop Culture Geeks and Media Mavens

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The Dark Knight screenplays, a Doctor Who board game, The Princess Bride, and a lot more…

Guest Post by Emily Weisenstein and Joseph Gasparro… Superheroes, Branding, and Libraries (Part 2)

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The most interesting part of the project was seeing how the teens went about modifying the generic superhero to specifically fit the library…