Friday, January 4, 2008


Rather than a review, I posted an article this week. That’s two in a row. If you have not checked out the interactive CD’s from Capstone Press, then you are missing out on a great way to use comics in the classroom. Be sure to check out the article. Next week the reviews will begin again.

I used my Christmas break to write a lot of reviews and I have several in the pipe, which is a good thing because this semester is supposed to be the hardest one in my program. Not only do I have classes, but I am also completing an eight-week practicum in an elementary classroom. Not quite student teaching, but close to it. I am hoping that I will get the chance to write some lesson plans and use comics in the classroom. That all depends on my instructors and my supervising teacher.

In other news …

March would be a good time to introduce Spider-Man into your elementary classroom. Why? That is when the new SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN animated series debuts on The CW (which is part of the Kids’ WB). It will start with 16-year-jold Peter and his new found super powers. You can check out a preview over at the Kids WB. No word if there will be a comic book tie-in, but Marvel already puts out MARVEL ADVENTURES: SPIDER-MAN as part of its all-ages line.

You may have noticed that the site has a new look. My friend, Shannon, created a logo for us, and we worked on the colors to make the site look more comic book friendly. Hat tip to Shannon for his hard work. We certainly appreciate him.

As for the list, I only had one title trickle into the classroom this week, but it is one that I have been excited about.

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