Placing Student Work in the World – Part Three [Submitting Media Arts]

Having looked at the importance of MAKING PROJECTS MEANINGFUL by giving them life outside of the classroom, we now focus on how those projects can be given life in the world.  There are three main ways students can take their work beyond the classroom: Submitting Written Work Self Distribution and Self Publication Submitting Media Arts In … Continue reading Placing Student Work in the World – Part Three [Submitting Media Arts]

Placing Student Work in the World – Part Two [Self-Distribution and Self-Publication]

Having looked at the importance of MAKING PROJECTS MEANINGFUL by giving them life outside of the classroom, we now focus on how those projects can be given life in the world.  There are three main ways students can take their work beyond the classroom: Submitting Written Work Self Distribution and Self Publication Submitting Media Arts In … Continue reading Placing Student Work in the World – Part Two [Self-Distribution and Self-Publication]

Placing Student Work in the World – Part One [Submitting Written Work]

When student work is given life outside the classroom, there is a strong desire to create the very best piece possible, as students will have to own their creation not only in relationship to their peer group, but to the much wider audience.  At the same time, students will learn valuable skills that will prepare … Continue reading Placing Student Work in the World – Part One [Submitting Written Work]

Comic Books Help Our Students With Decoding

Decoding is the process of making meaning from text.  You're doing it right now.  Where some might see nonsensical shapes, you see letters - or perhaps you just see the words.  In your mind you give these shapes meaning.  Some do so by subvocalizing, while others translate the text directly into internalized meaning and understanding.  … Continue reading Comic Books Help Our Students With Decoding

Why Students Are More Willing to Read Graphic Novels

There are a number of reasons why students that scoff at black and white text while fully engaging with comics, even if the actual word counts are comparable.   This is part of and ongoing series on Comics in the Classroom.  When teachers looks to introduce Key Literacy Skills to their students, they often overlook the most … Continue reading Why Students Are More Willing to Read Graphic Novels