If you don't laugh, you'll cry.

If you don't laugh, you'll cry.

Monday, June 28, 2010


So Pixton was having a contest to see if you can make a comic using only 3 colors (shades allowed). I wanted to make mine have some semblance of a story, and tried to make it a girlie comic (as I think there is a gap in the market there...)

What do you think?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Another stop motion video with Loftus

I am fascinated with stop motion movies. I love The Nightmare Before Christmas, Wallace and Gromit, and Coraline. So when my friend suggested we make a quick one during our lunch break on Friday, I jumped at the chance. It's a little shaky because it's my first, but it has inspired a slough of science-themed ones to me made with Legos, hopefully in the very near future.

What do you think?

Out of Range: How I walk into the classroom. Always

States of Matter comic

I thought I'd use this as an invitation to a lesson on the states of matter this year with my seventh graders. What do you think?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Video of Newton's laws using stop motion and a flip cam!

My friends and I made this video using a still camera to make a stop motion film, and added some clips using a simple flip cam. I can't wait to teach my students to make one like this to teach scientific concepts. I'm linking this to the blog of the creative genius behind the video.

Out of Range: And Again Today

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

For my little sister

My amazing little sister completed her Ph.D. yesterday. As far as I know, she has the first Ph.D. in our family! Here is a comic in her honor.

Edit: I got a comment today saying that this was putting a negative spin on my sister's achievement. Let me be clear that I am nothing but happy for her! This is a comic strip... a joke! If anything it just reveals my cat's true personnality. He's a judgemental little guy.

My research- the movie

Since I wasn't entirely happy with the slow pace and slightly boring tone of my VoiceThread, I decided to make a movie of it instead, first in Final Cut and mixed in iMovie.

What do you think?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


One of our tasks was to create a multimedia presentation of our research. Naturally, comics came to mind. We were recommended to use the program VoiceThread to make a narrated presentation. While I would have rather used Final Cut Pro, here is the result...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My research, more or less

Science Made Sensible

I am in the middle of a 2 week training course ("summer institute") to teach me, a graduate student, to work with a middle school science teacher and teach science to 7th graders in a new and exciting way.

The training has been arduous and tedious at times, but I have high hopes for this year. I am looking forward to using my new skills to make science fun for kids.

One of the skills I learned was how to make comics... which I psychotically love. And so I unleash my new obsession onto this blog... Enjoy.