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Learn About the Wild Animals of the World with LEGO DUPLO
Take your preschooler on a wildlife tour of the world, stopping off at all 7 continents! They'll discover pandas in Asia, lions in Africa, deer in Europe, an alpaca in South America, a bear in North America, a koala in Australia, penguins in the Antarctic… and lots more! With a sound brick to play animal[...]
Get to Know Women Who Changed the World With 'Who's She?'
Who's She? is a new educational tabletop board game for two players, with the goal of teaching about mighty women who changed the world! Guess their identity by asking about their accomplishments, not their appearance, with questions like: Did she win a Nobel Prize? Did she make a discovery? Was she a spy? Who's She? features stunning watercolor artwork from[...]
A.P. Bio: NBC Moves up Glenn Howerton's Class Schedule by an Hour
I hope fans of Glenn Howerton and NBC's A.P. Bio are taking notes because there will be a quiz at the end of this. Making a small tweak to their Thursday night programming line-up, A.P. Bio will be moving an hour earlier to 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday nights beginning March 1.
When A School Organized A Comic Con In Birmingham
I would certainly recommend booking her and her workshop if you are a school or a library in Birmingham, as she did really well with the kids and included everyone and their ideas in some way or form. There was also a good array of old-school computer games on offer, from the Nintendo 64's Mario Karts,[...]
Comics Pros Can Now Register On The CBLDF Comics Connector To Reach Classrooms
And if you'd like to make suggestions to improve the system being pioneered, you can do that, too here: The Comics Connector is a centralized list that can act as a resource facilitating more comics presence in classrooms and educational events All in all, a great idea that could help spark big change[...]
Where UK Students Rate Graphic Novels: The 2015 Stan Lee Excelsior Awards
By Olly MacNamee With the ever-present problem of boys' literacy levels being below those of girls in schools up and down the country, for many of us in the educational profession who also hold a fondness for comics, it comes as no surprise that graphic novels for many young lads is often their passport to reading[...]
Crowdfunding Game Changer To Help Learning Through Game Play
We take games likes Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and Chess, and infuse an educational curriculum into them, so our kids are having fun and learning at the same time We have launched an Indiegogo campaign to help us raise funds that will allow our program to grow and serve more kids over the[...]
Dawn Of The Unread: Zombies And Interactive Comics In The Classroom
By Olly MacNamee Released for free and online on the 8th of every month, Nottingham's Dawn of The Unread is a brave venture into webcomics with a simple mission statement: get more people reading, encourage better literacy levels. Created by James Walker, supported by Nottingham Trent University and illustrated by established British artists (Eddie Campbell illustrates Charlie[...]
Getting The Kids To Read Comics – Findings From A 'Great Experiment' In The Classroom
Comic books, therefore, became our vehicle for talking about politics, education, sexuality, gender roles, labor relations, religion, anti-Semitism, racism, environmentalism, technology, and even business strategy. Admittedly, the students who enrolled in the class – roughly fifty in two sections – are not a random sample Yet as I've mentioned in an early Bleeding Cool contribution, there[...]
Why Move From Education To Comics Journalism? A Personal Accounting
If anything, I'm probably a little too idealistic about education, but it's a world where idealism is needed to get you through the difficult aspects and challenges facing educators right now. Here are a few excerpts, and you can go along to see the full post if you want to read more here: I have a lot[...]
Comics For Beginners Is A Goldmine Of Resources For Aspiring Creators
There's even a free e-book Ten Tips for Comics Creators and video content with instructional focus on different skills like "How to Write For Comics", "Layouts and Sketching" and "Character Design". Needless to say, I was very impressed by the mission of the site, its educational focus, and all the resources present to keep comic creators[...]
San Diego Professor Of Education Finds Comics Not Living Up To Classroom Potential
It would have to be San Diego State University's Professor of Education wouldn't it? Professor Diane Lapp, along with a number of researchers, have surveyed all manner of teachers regarding their use of comics and graphic novels in the classroom. They found that most teachers never use them, but those that do value their use[...]
Lynda Barry In Residence
  Sisner Award winning Lynda Barry is to be the University of Wisconsin-Madison's spring artist in residence with the Arts Institute and Department
Five Things You Can Get At San Diego Comic Con
An Education You won't get this going to the Twilight panel Nor the Walking Dead panel Not even at Big Bang. But from 10.30 to noon on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you can attend three sessions of Comic Book Law School with IP attorney Michael Lovitz, each eligible for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.) The first lesson, is[...]