by Glen Downey, Comics in Education, www.comicsineducation.com
Here's what I'm proposing...
If you've visited the site recently, you notice that I've proposed the #edcomics hashtag for discussion dealing with, or inspired by, the use of comics, graphic novels, and visual narrative in education. This can be a great way for us to share ideas about everything from choosing the best comics to use in our classrooms to activities that we can do with students in helping them develop their understanding and appreciation of the genre.
In the coming weeks, look for posts with the hastag #edcomics and use the handy green button on the blog sidebar to follow these posts. If you want to post a message with the hashtag included, click the thin Twitter button that lets you tweet to #edcomics.
There are lots of individuals in the Twitterverse who are "Founders" of their respective educational hashtags. That, to me, sounds like a lot of responsibility. I guess if anyone asks, you can identify Comics in Education as merely the "Suggester."
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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