Posted on September 26, 2008 by Rhondda
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Just a quick post about an Age article, from a few days ago, about pros of using graphic novels as learning/teaching tools in classrooms. There are a lot of boys at our school who love reading these books. They can be a valid teaching tool, as well as fun. Both “good” readers and those who are less enamoured with reading like to look through our graphic novels. It is not necessarily the easy option either, as not all students are good at reading the visual signals, or understand how they work. The novels can also be very complex and the subject matter is wide ranging. One of my favoourites is Shaun Tan’s Arrival, without any text at all, it speaks to all sorts of readers, old and young and from all backgrounds.
This article talks about how one teacher has used graphic novels in her school.
Filed under: Education | Tagged: age article, books, comics, graphic novels, learning, literacy, teaching, teaching tools | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 25, 2008 by Rhondda
At our school we have a number of students who are very committed to looking after the environment. We regularly get an email about what we can do to help. From english@kkc, an blog for English students at Katikati College, I found this little animation, using the song Money makes the world go around and created by WWF Brazil, a message about saving the planet. This blog has a lot of interesting ideas for teaching, especially in the area of English.
Filed under: Video | Tagged: animation, conservation, Humour, satire, song, WWF | 1 Comment »