Artifacts of Learning

I just came across this link on Science Roll http://www.boingboing.net/2007/11/25/anatomical-heart-mad.html
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)
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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.
http://www.theunderweardrawer.org/scutmonkey.html
Here is an easy to use tool for creating content that looks like multi-frame cartoons, Comic Life at http://plasq.com/ 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 http://www.txt2pic.com/comic-strip/doctor.htm Here is a sample I made.
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