Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Comics Come to Life at Marian College








What fun Year 9 had reading the Marvel Comics, www.marvel.com, on their iPads. Little did they realise that their English Teacher, Trish Sewell, was actually teaching them about backgrounds and foregrounding, frames, and salient images. This vocabulary of visual language could be so easily integrated with the iPads that it made the lesson come alive. The next stage is to have the students use POW an iPad app that will allow the students to create their own comics. Students, often not motivated, to read said using the iPads to read the comics was so much better than a paper copy. The graphics on the iPad are excellent quality and the comics really do come alive.

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