Using Comic Strips as Cognitive Sparks

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Are you looking for a new way to start conversations around the content you teach? Have you ever considered adopting and adapting a funny comic strip to suit your needs? Today, it is easier than ever to develop your own comics. It is fun, it is free, and most importantly, students seem to find it memorable. In the September 24th, 2013 Circle “Learning in the Cloud,” we used the following image to spark conversations around what students may (or may not) know about learning in the cloud.

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If you would like to learn more about using Comic Strips in the classroom, here are a couple resources you might want to check out.

To get started, you might want to read through 21 WAYS TO USE MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX.COM IN THE CLASSROOM. This article can help to spark many ideas for using makebeliefscomix.com

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You might also want to try the award winning Pixton for Schools. The video below gives a nice introduction.

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