I think I’de like to write a book.

Today is the day that I finished the meat and potatoes of my 1st draft. I was so excited that I ran to FedEx to print out a copy on 11×17 paper so that I can start taping them to my wall for proof reading and storyboard creation. I have to condense the two activities…

Kickstarter: Educational Comics

I have already highlighted the Reading with Pictures project out of Chicago who have conducted a successful Kickstart project, but I thought that I would troll through the pages of Kickstart comic projects that related to education in some way, shape, or form. I wish there were more of these, but of the ones that…

Chicago Wizard World Comic Con: Presenters

While at the Chicago Comic-Con, I were ble to catch a few presentations of the hundred offered that caught my eye; some good, some bad, some ugly. Here is a summary: 1. This one was actually pretty good. They had one artist/writer, one printer, and a specialist on e-books. Since I currently only plan on…

Calculating a Readability Score for your Text

If you are sitting over there wondering if you have it cut out to write a textbook for your kids, one that they will comprehend, yet be able to push their abilities, there are some tools that might help.  I am not a reading expert and I know there are teachers out there who have…

Organizing your Content

So far in my process, I would say that the most important step is organizing the curriculum’s content where I want it to go. Although this process might be a bit different for other subject areas, for my human geography text, I am organizing the material thematically. There are a few other ways that I…

My Current Workstation

I was up early at 5:00am this morning and I was able to get some writing done.  For some reason I work best in the morning, I am sure that it has something to do with having coffee. I was able to get two pages of text down before 8:00 so that is pretty good…