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7 Ways to Use Comics and Cartoons in the Computing Classroom

When I started teaching, I used cartoons and comic strips in a variety of ways. Here are some suggestions based on my experience.
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I've long been a fan of using cartoons and comics in education. My love of comics began in my early teens I think, when I read Superman, Batman, Spider-man and Archie comics. (My mother's continual wail, when I was clearly not listening to a word she was saying, was "Terry's always got his head in a comic!").

I also read serious stuff too. There was a series of comics called Classics Illustrated, that were essentially graphic (and shortened) versions of great works of literature.

What I liked about comics was the juxtaposition of words and pictures, and the way they interacted with each other. 

When I started teaching, I used cartoons and comic strips in a variety of ways. Here are some suggestions based on my experience.

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cross-posted at www.ictineducation.org

Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."

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