April's Intel Teach Live's topic of Comics in the Classroom turned out to be a big hit. Here's the recording:
Link to archived webinar -Intel Teach Live April 2010 - Comics in the Classroom
Link to follow-up discussion thread to Comics in the Classroom - http://engage.intel.com/message/8002#8002 - many awesome resources and ideas featured.
and highlights of the webinar:
News from the Frontlines
- Several participants spoke of the end of the school year quickly approaching.
- New STEM initiatives - Louisiana and Utah
- Standardized testing - Texas
- Running a fully online version of Essentials - Arizona
- Grants and new professional development - Louisiana and Florida
- Great activities with students - North Carolina and Kansas
What's new with Intel Teach
- The latest Intel Teach Elements is now LIVE - Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms is now available at http://intel.com/teachers. Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms helps teachers see how assessment strategies can benefit their teaching practices and student's learning. Learn how to plan, develop, and manage student-centered assessment, as you apply concepts with action planning exercises.
April Community Spotlight
- Bonnie Feather - Check out her story
- 26 Ways to Use Comics in the Classroom - a wonderful resource at Slideshare that provides many ideas for using comics Pre-K-12+
- Chogger - This comic creator allows students to draw their own characters, upload photos, or take pictures with a webcam to create a full comic book.
- MakeBeliefsComix - A great easy, and intuitive comic creator, MakeBeliefs allows students to create 3 or 4 panel comic strips in English, Spanish, Latin, French, Italian, German, or Portuguese.
- We broke into smaller groups and explored a few online comic creators to evaluate their pros and cons, cost, intuitiveness, and grade level appropriateness.
- Participants were asked to post their reviews of the comic creators in the Intel Teach Community discussion "How do you use Comics in the Classroom?" We invite all community members to add to the discussion.
Next Webinar Topic for May 2010 - Digital Photo Project Gifts for holidays and vacations
Resources from the webinar are attached. Thank you everyone who came along.