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Group for teachers and folks that like to help other people learn how to make zines. Share info about lesson plans, projects, workshops, classes, good resources and books, grants, and other teaching-related stuff.

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Comment by Joshua D on November 17, 2010 at 8:05am
Hi everyone. My name is Josh and I have been teaching about zines and using zines in my courses for the past 5 years. I teach at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and we have had some amazing projects over the years thanks to a great student interest in zines. I would love to swap info about other zine projects as I am getting ready for a new semester of zines in my class. I look forward to chatting with everyone.
Comment by Carlos Palacios Hidalgo on March 10, 2010 at 2:51pm
great work!
Comment by Elizabeth J. M. W. on February 1, 2010 at 9:31pm
I've recently updated my zine "What's A Zine?" (a little guide to paper zines)
It is available for trade or $2.00
"What's A Zine?" is a little zine that covers the basics of the world of paper zines. Great for newcomers but people who already make zines may find it fun too. Added to the basic info is an article about making cut n' paste zines, a fiction story about zines, a mini zinster questionnaire and a list of zine resources. The original "What's A Zine?" was used when I helped teach a zine workshop to high schoolers at the public library.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39530200
Comment by Karin deGravelles on August 17, 2009 at 3:27pm
Zines and Teaching: I’m a graduate student seeking participants for a narrative study of teaching with zines, formally or informally, with any age group. The study will be primarily conversations about your teaching experiences through letters or email. I’m interested in the “how” questions, but also the “why” questions, and even the “why not.” In addition to the academic project, I plan to compile a resource zine for teachers based on participant responses. If you want to know more, please send me an email. karinde (at) tigers (dot) lsu (dot) edu
Comment by Peter Taylor on February 15, 2009 at 1:52am
You folk are making me wish I was back teaching in schools! (I did that for 15 years, teaching art and science - left about 18 years ago.) I now spend my time writing for children and adults and encouraging educators to look at new ways to foster creativity. I'm on the organising committee of the 2010 National Conference of the Children's Book Council of Australia. Supposedly I'm organising a display of designer bookbindings and the 'Illustrators' Cafe', but I would dearly love to promote zines and zinemaking too, and will need examples of zines that young people of all ages up to 18 or 19 have made. If any of you have students who would be prepared to send me a copy of their zine, I'll try to send something back in return. It most probably wouldn't be a zine, but a signed print by an Australian author or illustrator whose books appear in your country, if this sounds sensible. Please contact me privately - Peter (at) writing-for-children.com I'd love to receive copies at any time so that I can get others involved, but the Conference will be in March next year.
Best wishes to all,
Peter :)
Comment by Kate Nicholson on February 14, 2009 at 10:05pm
I'm about to start working as an EFL teacher in Taiwan, a two year break from my usual career as an editor, and love the idea of incorporating zines making into lesson plans.
Comment by Ms. Carrie on February 2, 2009 at 7:03pm
Hey! I facilitated a zine called "Mega Zine" where I had a great group of 5th grade girls self-direct their own zine. They titled it "The Animal Issue". It was fabulous...the features were: pet food recipes, jokes, interviews with someone who worked with animals, research articles, musical experiments (they tested the reactions of hamsters when a variety of music was played), jokes, stories about pet rocks, and illustrated it with drawings done by K-5th graders (they held a school-wide drawing contest). I'm an art teacher, so it was heavy on collage, stamping, texture rubbings and illustrations. I provided food, encouragement and a place for getting together - the rest was all them. Dang, those gals rocked it out! It was a blast. I'm running an art club at the middle school and I'm going to introduce mini-zines at the next meeting.
Comment by Slumgullion! on January 28, 2009 at 9:12pm
Just wanted to add I have ages 13-15 right now. We meet weekly until school is out, then I'll do a summer camp thing if they want.
Comment by Slumgullion! on January 28, 2009 at 9:10pm
Hi everyone.Is anyone interested in setting up zine swapping between our classes? it would be great for my class to see the work of another zine class.. let me know what you think. We make Emotions for Gummies, and just finished Issue 2. We could swap addresses and just regularly send stuff between groups...-i am doing this almost entirely as a volunteer though, otherwise my ideal would be to send 10 -15 copies to a class so each student can take one home. Any ideas on how to fund a swap project like this? I just need copies and postage. Otherwise, for now, sending one or two to different zine classes would be good, too.
Comment by Bonnie MacAllister on January 27, 2009 at 3:58pm
I'm about to launch my zine project with the kids (seventh grade reading students), and I am wondering if anyone has any advice for kinesthetic poetry activities to do as well.
 

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