Artifacts of Learning

I just came across this link on Science Roll
Nathan Sawaya’s 2003 sculpture “Sweet Heart” is an anatomically correct 3D heart made from hundreds of Necco Conversation Hearts. Says the artist, “I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. It is a made up holiday and makes more people feel sad than happy. It can make your heart feel vulnerable. Almost edible.” Link (via Neatorama)
This is a great example of how creative students can be.

If my life was a cartoon

Cartoons can engage students in learning. Here are some tools for creating cartoons:
Scutmonkey is a cartoonist/medical student who takes stories from medical education and converts them to cartoons.
Here is an easy to use tool for creating content that looks like multi-frame cartoons, Comic Life at In under 30 minutes, I made a simple 5 frame version to explain how to teach a procedure.
Here is a less sophisticated version that makes a single frame cartoon Here is a sample I made.
my cartoon.jpg