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; with the Mindy Kaling/Charlie […]

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: 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[...]

A How To Kickstarter Class Is Coming Up For Indie Creators In Los Angeles

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent You have come up with a fantastic comic book idea (or some other product equally cool), but you have tapped out your bank account, your family and your friends. Thanks to a number of funding opportunities that exist on the internet nowadays, there are now more ways […]

Where UK Students Rate Graphic Novels: The 2015 Stan Lee Excelsior Awards

By Olly MacNameeWith 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 MacNameeReleased 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[...]

NYCC: Super Girls – Using Comics To Engage Female Students In The Classroom

John Odum writes for Bleeding Cool: Anybody who thinks the future of comics is to be relegated to Hollywood R&D market testing wasn't in the teacher's lounge the 3AM panel full of educators chomping at the bit to bring comics into the curriculum – and clearly many of them already had… But as serious as […]

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[...]

Opportunities Missed: Turning Franchise Viewers into Comic Readers

Brian M. Puaca writes for Bleeding Cool: A recent article on Bleeding Cool by Joe Mulvey discussed the need of the comics industry to advertise. I, too, have been thinking about this issue recently and wondering why it is that comic books aren't more widely promoted. While its characters are typically known by young and […]

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[...]

Now Is The Time To Take A Free Online Course About Comics With Christina Blanch

Christina Blanch, the organizer of the massively successful free open-access online comics course "Super MOOC": "Gender Through Comic Books", will be running a second course from March 10th to August 19th 2014 and registration is currently open. This course will be entitled "Social Issues Through Comic Books". The first MOOC Blanch ran engaged over 7000 […]