Science Lesson Plan: Ideas in Motion: Illustrating Basic Science Concepts

Thanks to By JENNIFER CUTRARO AND HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO from the NY Times for this brilliant Lesson

Overview | What can we learn from comics or graphic novels? How do visual representations of science concepts aid our understanding of them? In this lesson, students explore different ways of representing topics in science. They address whether entertainment can also be educational, and write their own comic strips that explain science concepts. Read more…

Reading Lesson Plan: Print vs. Digital: Analyzing and Designing Book Apps for Works of Literature

Another Brilliant lesson plan from By AMANDA CHRISTY BROWN AND HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO at the NY Times.

Overview | How has digital technology changed the way we read? How might e-books and book applications enhance our reading experiences? In this lesson, students consider the ways that new ways of reading have changed the nature of reading and design book apps for literature they have read in print. They then reflect on and compare the experiences of reading in print and in digital formats. Read more…