Presenter Information

Jennifer A. ShawFollow

Document Type

Poster

Session Description

This poster will describe a digital exhibit of the Borger Comic Book Collection, the process of its creation using the content authoring tool Omeka, and its potential as a teaching tool in 6−12 classrooms. The intent of the exhibit is to aid teachers who wish to use comic books as teaching aids in their classrooms and will showcase examples of themes in the comic books accompanied by text explaining those themes. The exhibit will examine social representations of five underserved populations, brief history of comic books, and an annotated bibliography of further reference materials for users who wish to expand their research. The poster will examine the process of using Omeka to create the multipage Comic Book Digital Exhibit and how educators can use it in the classroom. The poster will further discuss the process of using Omeka for other exhibits or projects designed by educators.

Keywords

Exhibit, Archives, Comic Books, Borger, Children's Literature Research Collection, Visual Learning, Critical Thinking

Audience Focus

K-12

Start Date

7-27-2016 11:00 AM

End Date

7-28-2016 4:00 PM

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Jul 27th, 11:00 AM Jul 28th, 4:00 PM

Heroes In the Archives and Classroom: The Creation of a Comic Book Collection and Digital Exhibit

This poster will describe a digital exhibit of the Borger Comic Book Collection, the process of its creation using the content authoring tool Omeka, and its potential as a teaching tool in 6−12 classrooms. The intent of the exhibit is to aid teachers who wish to use comic books as teaching aids in their classrooms and will showcase examples of themes in the comic books accompanied by text explaining those themes. The exhibit will examine social representations of five underserved populations, brief history of comic books, and an annotated bibliography of further reference materials for users who wish to expand their research. The poster will examine the process of using Omeka to create the multipage Comic Book Digital Exhibit and how educators can use it in the classroom. The poster will further discuss the process of using Omeka for other exhibits or projects designed by educators.