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Mid-Ohio ESC Winter Book Study Opportunities
Please see two Winter 2021 Book Study Opportunities Below! Remember, we can send you a copy of the text once you are registered!
Book Study Registration Link
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Celebrate Computer Science Education Week December 7-13 with Hour of Code
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2020 Computer Science Education Week will be December 7-13. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Hour of Code is appropriate and exciting for students of all ages!
Hour of Code Planning Guide (Click Here)
Comic Strips in the Classroom
Check out this list below by Educatorstechnology.com regarding the many uses of comics in the classroom:
- Digital storytelling: students (in small groups or individually) create a narrative storyline and illustrate it with relevant graphics.
- Students use comic strips to visually retell a story they have read.
- You can use comic strips to introduce a topic and have students brainstorm ideas
- Provide students with pre-designed comic strip with missing panels and ask them to fill in the blanks to complete the story. (writing activity)
- Provide students with blanked out comic strip and ask them to write a story based on the illustrated characters. (writing activity, promote predicting skills)
- Use comic strips to raise students awareness to topics such as racism, bullying, digital citizenship…etc.
- Use comic strips in language learning to teach vocabulary, grammar, communication (use of language in contextual situations), writing, and reading.
- Use comics to improve students speaking skills by asking them to act out comics they created. Alternatively you can engage students in oral discussions about the content of the comics.