Teach Science with Cartoons

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How much does Teach With Cartoons cost?

It costs $29.95 per year for a single user

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Can I purchase Teach with Cartoons with a purchase order?

We do accept purchase orders. Fax orders to (631) 858-0061 or email them to support[at]teachwithcartoons[dot]com Please clearly type or print a contact name who can be reached as the Administrative contact. 

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Can I change my password?

Yes you can! As long as you are a paid subscription holder, you can change your password.   Once logged in, a new menu will appear at the top of screen called "My account."  You will find options in this menu to change your password.

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How do I renew my subscription?

Yes you can! Once logged in, a new menu will appear at the top of screen called "My account."  You will find options in this menu to view your current subscription and renew it.

 

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If I renew my subscription early will I lose the remaining time I had left?

You will not lose any time at all.  If your subscription expires on January 31, 2017 and you renew on January 15th, 2017, your subscription will still expire on January 31, 2018. 

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How long does the subscription last?

The subscription is one year for $29.95.  It's affordable for everyone.

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How can I tell when my subscription expires?

Once logged in, a new menu will appear at the top of screen called "My account."  You will find options in this menu to view your current subscription status.

 

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Using Teach With Cartoons
What is Teach With Cartoons?

Teach with Cartoons is aligned with the National Standards Science Curriculum.  It's a digital and interative textbook.  However, this is no ordinary textbook.  The content is presented in comic format. It's been known to increase the motivation of students who love reading cartoons but typically find textbooks very boring.  Students also enjoy the fun activities and realistic images which bring science to life.

 

Teach With Cartoons teaches students at all levels with varying abilities. Many teachers love this benefit as they are responsible for educating students with IEP’s all the way up to advanced students, who are typically placed in the same class.  Teachers love the thousands of downloadble worksheets, charts, graphics reviews and quizzes which save hundreds of hours in preparation time.

 

Teach With Cartoons can be accessed through a browser. This allows for the flexibility to use it in the classroom as a supplement, or for students to use it independently at home with the tasks assigned to them.  The embedded features such as quizzes and worksheets increases the accuracy of students, potentially resulting in highly improved grades and scores both in the classroom and on standardized tests.

 

Some Great Features Why Teacher's LOVE it

Full science curriculum in cartoon format
Aligned with National Standards
Over 1,000 curriculum based worksheets
Hundreds of realistic visual images
Hundreds of audio definitions
Quick reviews after each page
Easy chapter summaries
Comprehensive
Graphic review sheets
Self paced system
Integrated quizzes
Fresh content added frequently

It saves hundreds of hours in preparation time

Helps teach students at all levels

Keeps students motivated and on task

Improves their student's grades

Can be used in school or at home

It follows national and state standards

Plug and Play - simple and intuitive

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Who is Teach with Cartoons for?

Teach with Cartoons is perfect for students grade 5 through 8.

It's used by teachers in regular education

It's very popular among special educators

It's used by ESL teachers for their students

It's used by homeschoolers of all ages

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Can I use any computer to use Teach With Cartoons?

Yes. As long as you have a browser and an Internet connection you'll be able to use Teach with Cartoons. We strongly suggest using Google Chrome, as it integrates the audio in a far superior manner, and our site typically runs faster on Chrome. 

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How do teachers use Teach With Cartoons in the classroom?

Everyone has a different style of teaching, but this is what teachers tell us:

As a supplemental resource, teachers project the comics onto a white board or smart board.  Students complete the Teach With Cartoons associated worksheets or written quizzes the teacher picks for the lesson.  As the teacher goes through the comics on the screen, using the graphic reviews to drill down the topic, students work on the documents.  Activities integrated into the comics are done as a classroom activity, keeping the students motivated and on-task.

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How do teachers use Teach With Cartoons for homework?

Everyone has a different style of teaching, but this is what teachers tell us:

As a supplemental resource, teachers project the comics onto a white board or smart board.  Students complete the Teach With Cartoons associated worksheets or written quizzes the teacher picks for the lesson.  As the teacher goes through the comics on the screen, using the graphic reviews to drill down the topic, students work on the documents.  Activities integrated into the comics are done as a classroom activity, keeping the students motivated and on-task.

 
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How do I find content?

Finding content is easy and can be found in two ways.  On logging in you are given access to a menu.  The menu contains all the subject areas of science from Introdution to Science, Earth Science, Biology, Life Science etc.  It's really easy to navigate the menu and find the section your'e looking for.  

 

The other method of finding content is by searching for it.  The search menu option can be found on the menu that appears after you login.  Simply click it and type in the search term you're looking for.

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Where do I find the answer keys?

Worksheet Answer Keys

Answer Keys are for Teacher Access Only.  Teachers and Students are given separate logins.  When you see these two icons, they represent a worksheets and answer key.  

worksheet icon Worksheet Icon
worksheet answer key Worksheet Answer Key Icon

Students have access to the Worksheet Icon.

Teacher's have access to both the worksheet icon and the Answer Key Icon 

 

Quiz Answer Keys

After completing an on-line quiz, results are immediately tabulated and students are given a score and a certificate.  They are also provided with their answers and the correct answers, making this a fabulous learning tool.  Teachers are also able to print out answer keys for quizzes.

 

Activity Answer Keys

The system is filled with interactive activities.  Examples are match ups, sequencing, flip games etc.  Students are presented with answers right after the game so that they can see where they went wrong, making it a great learning tool.  Of course seeing where they were correct is extremely motivational!

 

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How do I clear the cache on my browser?

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Safety on the menu bar
2. Choose Delete Browsing History
3. Check the box next to Temporary Internet Files
4. Press Delete, the dialog box will close when the process is completed
5. Close the browser, reopen it, and return to www.teachwithcartoons.com

 

Mozilla Firefox

1. Go to the Firefox menu
1. Go to History
2. Choose Clear Recent History
3. Uncheck all of the options except for Cache
4. Choose Everything from the pull-down menu
5. Press OK
6. Close the browser, reopen it, and return to www.teachwithcartoons.com

 

Google Chrome

1. Go to Tools on the menu bar
2. Choose Options
3. Go to the Under The Hood tab
4. Under the Privacy section, choose Clear Browsing Data
5. Check the box next to Cache
6. Choose Everything from the pull-down menu
7. Press OK
8. Close the browser, reopen it, and return to www.teachwithcartoons.com

 

Safari

1. Go to the Safari menu in the upper-left corner
2. Choose Empty Cache
3. Click Empty
4. Close the browser, reopen it, and return to www.teachwithcartoons.com

 

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What should I do if I notice an error?

You should tell us right away!  We have a number of editors and educators on board, and we do our best to keep the material current and accurate.  If you notice an error of any kind, whether it's a broken link or an error in the content, we'd greatly appreciate you telling us right away so we can get that taken care of.   Please use the link below.

 

REPORT AN ERROR HERE

 

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I would love to give feedback/make a suggestion. How do I do that?

We welcome all feedback and suggestions!  Please visit this page to do so.

 

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Can Teach With Cartoons be used for differentiated instruction?

Yes it can.  The beauty of the system is that it simplifies complex topics and illustrates them with comics.  Topics are broken down, and worksheets range from simple to complicated.  Teachers can pick and choose worksheets for a class or individual students.

 
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Is Teach with Cartoons for school or home?

Yes it can.  The beauty of the system is that it simplifies complex topics and illustrates them with comics.  Topics are broken down, and worksheets range from simple to complicated.  Teachers can pick and choose worksheets for a class or individual students.

 

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What subject areas does Teach with Cartoons cover?

Teach With Cartoons covers the full curriculum for middle school.  There are over 1,000 pages and that doesn't include the the thousands of worksheets and integrated quizzes, plus over a thousand audio definitions, realistic images and activities.  The topic areas include:

Introduction to Science

Life Science

Biology

Earth Science

Meteorology

Environmental Science

Chemistry

Meteorology

Physical Science

 

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Can Teach With Cartoons be used for homeschool?

Absolutely!  Teach with Cartoons is independently driven.  This means that parents/tutors can choose to be involved while their student works on science.  They can also assign chapters and tasks to students who can work alone.  The system is extremely intuitive and no technical skills are required, other than basic computer skills. 

 

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Can Teach With Cartoons be used for special education?

YES!  It's commonly used by special education teachers and special ed students.  The material is presented visually.  It's entertaining and keeps students engaged.  There are hundreds of realistic photos to support the content.  In addition, there are practice worksheets and quizzes.  There are also interactive activities.  All these cater to different styles of learning.

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What type of worksheets are included?

A variety of different worksheets are included:

Related Worsksheets - There is a related worksheet for every page of comics. These are questions that directly refer to the cartoons. In other words, students might be asked a question about frame three, or might have to refer to an audio defintion, or perhaps make an observation based on something a cartoon character says.

Charts - Students might be asked to complete specific charts, or make comparisons or an analysis on the topic being discussed.

Diagrams - Students might need to label diagrams or perhaps create one, based on the current subject area.

Questions and Answers - Students might need to answer a list of questions about the material being presented.

The worksheets are diverse and we strive to make students think out of the box, and to get a true understanding of the concepts needed for the science curriculum. 

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What type of activities are included in Teach with Cartoons?

Activities are designed to be fun and educational. We have a number of different activities that students enjoy. Some examples are:

Lab Activities - most students enjoy hands-on activities where they get to test theories.

Sequence activities - presented in game format, students might need to place steps in sequence, such as the stages of mitosis, the rock or water cycle

Match Up activities - presented in game format, students might need to match correct data, such as physical or chemical changes

Videos - Students might be given a quick movie to watch. These might include a quick question and answer sheet too.

Guess the Word - Presented in game format, students might be timed while they quickly try to guess the correct terms and science definitions.

These activities are motivating for students and an excellent method of ensuring students are grasping the content.  

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How do the quizzes work?

Two types of quizzes are included in Teach With Cartoons:

On-line Quizzes

Quizzes are integrated right into the cartoons in the school and classroom version. Students click the quiz icon and the quiz begins. The quizzes might be multiple choice, wordbanks, true or false, or image based. The questions are shuffled, as well as any multiple choice answers.  There is no way students can memorize the answers by the way the quiz is presented.  On completion, the students scores are immediately tabulated are they are given a score. If they passed, they are also issued a certificate. Their quiz results can be emailed to their teacher or printed out. Students are shown all the questions and possible answers, the correct answers, as well as the answers they picked, making this a valuable learning tool. THE SYSTEM KEEPS TRACK OF STUDENT SCORES so that students and teachers can keep track of progress.

Printable Quizzes

Quizzes can also be printed out and completed by hand. Many teachers do this when providing a quick "pop" quiz in class. In instances where not all students have Internet access, the written quizzes can be assigned for homework and returned to the class teacher. 

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Can student scores be tracked?

Students quiz results are tracked for as long as you subscribe to the system. Student history contains the following:

The date they took the test

The time it took to complete the test

Their result and if they passed or failed

The questions on the test, what their answer was and what the correct answer is

Their quiz certificate (only issued if they passed)

A report they can download

QUIZ RESULTS CAN ALSO BE EMAILED TO THE TEACHER IMMEDIATELY UPON COMPLETION OF THE TEST 

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How are students able to prioritize information?

For the most part, we do that for them. This is extremely helpful to students who have trouble prioritizing what's imporant verus information that's secondary. At the beginning of every section, there is a download called "Key Points". In addition, after every page of cartoons is quick review of "The previous page taught us that...." At the end of every chapter, there is quick summary, essentially telling students "this is what you need to know." 

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How do I view a history of my quiz results?

 Once logged in, a new menu will appear containg all the curriculum topics.   You will find a history of your quiz scores under the menu item "review"

 

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