Posts Tagged ‘ comics in education ’

Free Webinars for Educators and Librarians Center Around Comics

April 9, 2019
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Free Webinars for Educators and Librarians Center Around Comics

American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) is hosting free webinars focused on information about comics and manga for education. Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th is a webinar titled, Addressing the Gatekeepers: How to Turn Comic and Graphic Novel Skeptics Into Believers. Aimed at helping educators and libraries interested in adding…

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Can Comics Make You Clever?

January 22, 2018
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Can reading comics make you smarter? Author, Artist, and MacArthur ‘genius‘ Gene Luen Yang knows they can, and he’s just done a new video for BigThink.com to talk about it. From Yang’s experience as an educator, he saw the benefits of kids in his classroom being able to control the rate of new information they were learning.…

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Gene Luen Yang: Comics Belong in Classrooms

December 13, 2016
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In a recent TEDx talk, acclaimed comics creator and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang explained why comics belong in the classrooms. From continual attempts to ban comics and graphic novels from classrooms to contending with decades-old negative stereotypes that comics don’t serve any educational purpose, incorporating comics and graphic novels in school curriculum…

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