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Comic-BEE and K12 education

By |2019-05-17T10:02:57-04:00May 16, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Comics are being used in K12 classrooms everywhere to get reluctant readers to read and to engage students in a wide range of topics, from language arts to history, math and science. If this idea is new to you, you may want to check out ComicsInEducation.com, a terrific compendium of useful information which is dedicated to the idea that understanding and making meaning of visual narratives like comics is of particular importance in this digital age. Facebook has a Comic [...]

What is a branching web comic?

By |2019-10-02T14:46:44-04:00January 4, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Branching, interactive graphic stories –web comics– are a relative of “choose your own adventure” stories. Long a favorite of bored parents, these stories allow a child to make choices on behalf of a character, causing the story to follow a variety of branches that result in different outcomes. This form of interactive storytelling is best when served in images, sequentially presenting the images in the manner of a comic. A graphic story can be more informative than plain text, and [...]