Comix, Forms and More!

Here’s what interested me from my RSS feed this week. With a side of zucchini sushi rolls.

From the Bookternet

“There’s an unspoken rule in literature: Characters are white unless explictily described otherwise.” An article from Huffington Books about imagining characters from Harry Potter as other races.

From Book Riot: 127 YA Books for Your July – September Radar. Usually I check yalit.com for my book release information, but having them in this handy-dandy list is fabulous. I’m totally adding at least five books to my TBR.

In Education

From #engchat on Twitter: “Integrating Quotes in Plain English.” I’m definitely going to share this one with the teachers in my department. It’s short, it’s full of information, and it uses little paper people to prove a point (which is something I think students could totally do themselves).

One of the questions that the instructor from an AP seminar said we must always ask students about their writing is “So what?” One teacher is asking herself that about teaching reading strategies.

If you’re not a fan of Google Forms, the folks over at Educational Technology and Mobile Learning suggest you check out JotForm. I played with it a little bit, and it’s easy to use and has more functionality than Google Forms does.

MakeBeliefsComixI can’t remember where I saw this one, but I’m looking at different ways to use Make Beliefs Comix with my 8th graders. Fairly easy to use. And free.  Can’t go wrong with free. And at the bottom it  has suggestions and resources for students with disabilities and students who are learning English.

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