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Creating comics with your online K12 class

By |2020-03-26T12:25:14-04:00March 26, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

We previously talked about using comics in K12 classrooms. With so many students and teachers trying out elearning options now, consider going beyond just reading comics written by others and challenge your students with a creative assignment they can really get involved in: have them creating a branching comic! It is a great way for students to explore curriculum materials and concepts more deeply. The process of creating a scene with positive and/or negative choices encourages students to think critically [...]

Comic-BEE: a perfect fit for cybersecurity camps and clubs

By |2020-02-11T22:30:45-05:00February 11, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Summer camp and after school clubs provide a great opportunity for kids to explore new and different ideas. The number of camps offering a cybersecurity program keeps growing, providing more students exposure to this exciting domain. But finding activities that don't require a complicated technical environment or a lot of preparation or training for the adults can be a significant challenge for cybersecurity camps, and clubs like the Girl Scouts. In addition, many camps and clubs are looking for shorter [...]

Comic-BEE and K12 education

By |2020-01-20T15:05:23-05:00May 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 |2020-01-20T15:01:31-05:00January 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 [...]