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The benefits of pre-ordering! This came in yesterday, and it features a story written by one of our very own: the talented and wonderful erikaswyler! This is a terrific little book/graphic novel/history textbook…not sure what to call it. Regardless, the stories I’ve read so far are really enjoyable, and the artwork throughout is very, very cool.
It’s out now, and you can order it here!
Well done, colonialcomics! This was a most excellent idea.
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helms-deep:

The benefits of pre-ordering! This came in yesterday, and it features a story written by one of our very own: the talented and wonderful erikaswyler! This is a terrific little book/graphic novel/history textbook…not sure what to call it. Regardless, the stories I’ve read so far are really enjoyable, and the artwork throughout is very, very cool.

It’s out now, and you can order it here!

Well done, colonialcomics! This was a most excellent idea.

Could We Be Doing Better with Our Assignments?

Assignments are a terribly important part of the teaching and learning equation. They aren’t just random activities that faculty ask students to complete for points and grades; they are the vehicles through which students learn course content. By studying for exams and engaging with content as they write their papers, students deepen their understanding of key concepts and build learning connections. In short, assignments represent learning experiences for students and, as Dee Fink reminds us, we want those learning experiences to be “significant.”

Is that how you’d describe your most often-used assignments?

Are they the only ways students could encounter and explore course content?

Are they still the best ways?

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How Students Can Transform The Odyssey into an Alternate Reality Epic

John Fallon, a Fairfield Country Day School teacher and game enthusiast, brings game-based learning to The Odyssey with a game he designed called Dolus: Finding the Journal of Odysseus. Many educators today struggle to keep the classics relevant for a generation reared in the fast paced world of Internet and video games, and Fallon’s game bridges the classical past with the digital future for his seventh grade English students. Rather than merely reading about the adventures of Odysseus in English class, students can walk a mile in his shoes by channeling the skillset of the Greek hero who masterminded the Trojan Horse and outwitted the Cyclops. Students must exercise critical thinking, resilience, and creative problem solving to succeed in an ARG.

image via flickr:CC | antonychammond

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