by Glen Downey, Comics in Education, www.comicsineducation.com
...I just didn't realize the response it would get.
With the wonderful response I received from my workshops at Reading for the Love of It, and with my students doing so many interesting things using the visual, I thought there might be a need for a website like Comics in Education.
Of course, I had no idea how extensive that need would be.
Today is April 6. Exactly one month ago, on March 6, I launched www.comicsineducation.com, with 96 people stopping by. As of this morning, the site has reached 100,000 page views.
And no, it's not a typo.
My intention was to launch a site that could be a free repository of insights, ideas, and activities related to the use of visual narrative in the K-12 classroom. This is exactly what Comics in Education will continue to be as long as you need it.
Thank you for your notes, email, Twitter follows, favorites and retweets. These are all very much appreciated. And please continue to let me know about people, places, and products we can be featuring on the blog.
And now two small requests...
Please consider joining "Our Supporters" or the "Corporate Support" page. Those who have joined can tell you that what it amounts to is free advertising. People get to see you, find out a little bit about your work in comics, or education, or both, and then can click on your icon to your website, Facebook, or Twitter account.
There is no cost for this. Comics in Education is not expecting anything from you other than your support.
So, we'd like to thank all of you for the great support you have given us so far. It's come from far and wide, indeed from all over the world...
And sometimes, as it turns out, from closer to home.
Dr. Glen Downey is an award-winning children's author, educator, and academic from Oakville, Ontario. He works as a children's writer for Rubicon Publishing, a reviewer for PW Comics World, an editor for the Sequart Organization, and serves as the Chair of English and Drama at The York School in Toronto.
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