Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cognitive Science and Early Readers

Hi everyone!

My better half sent me this link. Any thoughts? I absolutely think that it gives credence to using new literacies in the classroom. Feel free to weigh in.... :) katie

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Two toony tools

Looking for a couple new online tools to engage students?

ToonDoo lets kids create, publish, and share their own comic strips online and, if you're worried about Internet safety in your class, you can subscribe to their ToonDoo Spaces site for private publishing.

GoAnimate lets users create computer-animated stories they can share online and enhance with simple or more advanced features.

Have fun!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Some new recommended websites and blogs

Just want to bring your attention to some new comics and graphic novel resources we've added to our recommended list:
Comics Research & Such
The Comics Chronicles
The Comics Reporter


Trekking along the graphic novel road

Carol Fitzgerald, co-founder and president of The Book Report Network (TBRN), which includes, recently wrote a great "Report from the Road" on conferences, meetings, and other valuable time she spent with graphic novel creators, educators, and librarians--including Katie Monnin. Fitzgerald's articls is a nice reminder of the wonderful things being done to promote graphic novels in education that we can all take advantage of, whether we teach in the classroom, work at a library, create and illustrate, or just want to share some great books with kids at home.