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  • wmz@aol.com
    I regret this, too, Carla. Hopefully, next year. I hope you enjoyed the conference and that you are well. Sincerely, Bill ... From: Carla arena
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      I regret this, too, Carla. Hopefully, next year.
      I hope you enjoyed the conference and that you are well.
      Sincerely,
      Bill








      -----Original Message-----
      From: Carla arena <carlaarena@...>
      To: evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thu, Apr 1, 2010 9:55 am
      Subject: Re: [evonline2002_webheads] TESOL Boston Handout on Creating Comic Strips Online


      Bill, what a pity we didn't meet there! I'm sure we bumped into each
      other...

      Carla
      http://collablogatorium.blogspot.com



      On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 4:51 PM, bill <wmz@...> wrote:

      >
      >
      >
      > Dear TESOL colleague,
      >
      > If you could not attend my workshop on Creating Comic Strips Online to
      > Encourage Writing, Reading and Storytelling at the TESOL Boston 2010
      > conference you can find a handout on my website that lists 21 ways to use
      > MakeBeliefsComix.com in the classroom. Go to:
      > http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/How-to-Play/Educators/.<http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/How-to-Play/Educators/>
      >
      > Some examples:
      > .At the beginning of each new school year have students create a comic
      > strip online talking about themselves and their families or summarizing the
      > most important things about their lives. These then can be read aloud.
      > .Have students create a comic strip story using new vocabulary words that
      > are being taught. Or have them create a comic based on a book they are
      > reading.
      > .Create comic strips in which students can practice such real-life,
      > practical scenarios such as looking for a job or dealing with a school
      > bully.
      >
      > On the MakeBeliefsComix.com home page you can click on a demo to show how
      > the site works. And click on the Teacher Resources button for a video of ESL
      > students at City College in New York talking about how creating online
      > comics helps them learn English.
      >
      > I hope you will try the free educational comics website with both younger
      > and older students to help them improve their English and literacy skills.
      > MakeBeliefsComix allows users to create their own comic strips online; it
      > offer 80 fun characters with different emotions, blank talk and thought
      > balloons to fill in with words, story prompts and printables. Google and
      > UNESCO selected MakeBeliefsComix as one the world's most innovative sites to
      > encourage literacy and reading. It is now being used by educators in 180
      > countries to teach English and other languages. Your feedback and
      > suggestions are very welcome.
      >
      > Yours sincerely,
      >
      > Bill Zimmerman
      > Creator, MakeBeliefsComix.com
      >
      > P.S. My article, ‘’Online Comics: Writing, Reading, and Telling Stories
      > in English,’’ can be read in the new TESOL book, ‘’Multilevel and
      > Diverse Classrooms,’’ as part of its Classroom Practice Series.
      >
      >
      >


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