Category Archives: Learning

View from the blog, looking at sad couple weeks

To say that the past two weeks have been an emotional roller-coaster is a bit of an understatement as I watched and listened to a litany of people (mostly old, white men) in their heads-down rush to strangle, or at … Continue reading

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Comics against Hitler

How Jewish comic book artists led the fight to break the silence on the Holocaust https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-how-jewish-comic-book-artists-led-the-fight-to-show-the-holocaust-1.6462797

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Graphic literature and the other side of short attention spans.

This week I had a conversation with a woman sitting next to me at a cafe here who noticed that I was reading The other side of the wall, an engaging graphic memoir by Simon Schwartz.  Schwartz tells his personal … Continue reading

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The search for super heroes at LB ComicCon

As I recently walked in to Long Beach Comic Con, I contemplated my tradition of identifying and searching for one specific thing. When I saw my first SpiderMan, I knew that I wanted to look for super heroes. Not the … Continue reading

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The long and winding blog

Today I was downtown and bumped into a friend who is an adjunct in education at USC. We had not seen each other in awhile, so after some catch-up, we returned to our ongoing dialogue about education. It seems that … Continue reading

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Travels with David, or the good neighbor policy in action

I grew up on the east side of Los Angeles, in a town called Montebello, a pretty cool place to grow up. It was primarily a middle-class town, filled with working class people. There were attorneys, carpenters, carpet people, clerks, … Continue reading

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Not so random thoughts about education for all

What a worrisome week… It’s been an interesting, and challenging week for people who think  and feel, what with the DC and Moscow connection becoming clearer, and scarier. I think of the scene in the movie Airport, where Lloyd Bridges states … Continue reading

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Comics and Educational Technology?

That was the gist of question that a friend asked me this week. A meandering conversation at a cafe led to me THE question: What’t the connection between my professional activities as an educational technologist, and my dissertation about teaching about … Continue reading

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Learning with comics

I love to tell people that I wrote my doctoral dissertation on graphic novels and comics! But I am not the first to do this (for example, Nick Sousanis wrote his brilliant graphic novel, Unflattening, a meditation on the relationship between text … Continue reading

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Graphic literature as a gateway drug ….

One of the coolest attributes of graphic literature in education is that it’s fun!. There, I said it- graphic literature is fun. Even the harshest books about war, racism and other evils of humankind have a basic quality of fun, … Continue reading

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