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"From the Ted Talk by Gene Luen Yang: Comics belong in the classroom"

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But again, I was wrong. A few years into my tnaihecg craeer, I learned firsthand the educational potential of comics. One semester, I was asked to sub for this Algebra 2 class. I was asked to long-term sub it, and I said yes, but there was a problem. At the time, I was also the school's eudtiaacnol technologist, which meant every couple of wkees I had to miss one or two periods of this arglbea 2 class because I was in another classroom helping another teacher with a computer-related activity. For these Algebra 2 students, that was terbilre. I mean, having a long-term sub is bad enough, but having a sub for your sub? That's the worst. In an effort to provide some sort of consistency for my students, I began videotaping myself giving lectures. I'd then give these videos to my sub to play for my students. I tried to make these vedios as engaging as possible. I even included these little special effects. For instance, after I finished a problem on the board, I'd clap my hands, and the broad would magically erase.

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But again, I was wrong. A few years into my ________ ______, I learned firsthand the educational potential of comics. One semester, I was asked to sub for this Algebra 2 class. I was asked to long-term sub it, and I said yes, but there was a problem. At the time, I was also the school's ___________ technologist, which meant every couple of _____ I had to miss one or two periods of this _______ 2 class because I was in another classroom helping another teacher with a computer-related activity. For these Algebra 2 students, that was ________. I mean, having a long-term sub is bad enough, but having a sub for your sub? That's the worst. In an effort to provide some sort of consistency for my students, I began videotaping myself giving lectures. I'd then give these videos to my sub to play for my students. I tried to make these ______ as engaging as possible. I even included these little special effects. For instance, after I finished a problem on the board, I'd clap my hands, and the _____ would magically erase.

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Original Text

But again, I was wrong. A few years into my teaching career, I learned firsthand the educational potential of comics. One semester, I was asked to sub for this Algebra 2 class. I was asked to long-term sub it, and I said yes, but there was a problem. At the time, I was also the school's educational technologist, which meant every couple of weeks I had to miss one or two periods of this Algebra 2 class because I was in another classroom helping another teacher with a computer-related activity. For these Algebra 2 students, that was terrible. I mean, having a long-term sub is bad enough, but having a sub for your sub? That's the worst. In an effort to provide some sort of consistency for my students, I began videotaping myself giving lectures. I'd then give these videos to my sub to play for my students. I tried to make these videos as engaging as possible. I even included these little special effects. For instance, after I finished a problem on the board, I'd clap my hands, and the board would magically erase.

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educational potential 3
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