Teaching Science and Mindstorms by Using Cartoons
Nevin Katz is a high school teacher who has taught Mindstorms robotics using his own "cartoon" curriculum. (The graphic shown is one of Katz' creations, "Dr. Birdley").
Nevin has a series of "cartoon" books teaching cell biology, atomic structure, chemical reactions and other subjects. His books can be ordered
Nevin is preparing a more extensive "cartoon curriculum" on Mindstorms robotics. If any teachers out there have thoughts on the educational goals that Nevin should pursue in teaching Mindstorms, then feel free to make comments here. Nevin will be listening!
Very nice. I seem to remember a Mac program that puts pictures and text in cartoon format.
Is that what you're using here?
Great stuff! :-)
Interesting approach to visualizing LEGO models - might be rather appealing to young tinkerers.
I wonder if it wouldn't be a nice idea to provide comic-style building instructions also...
"Comic Life", yes, that's the one I was trying to remember!
It's great fun, looks great, and they now have a beta version for Windows:
Before I invest in any of them: does anybody know of Open Source or at least free tools on that sector?