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Comic Creation


Reasons for Use

Comic creation can be used for a multitude of reasons, including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Timelines (history, events, sequences)
  • Historical figures (history of, life of)
  • Instructions (step by step, details, illustrations, easy to follow)
  • Dialogue
  • Character analysis
  • Plot analysis
  • Digital storytelling
  • Pre-writing tool
  • Post-reading tool
  • World language (anything really!)


Ease of Use

Very easy to use!

Resources

  • ArtRage 2 You and your students can paint with thinned oils, use wet or dry markers, soften the pencil and control the hardness of the crayon, and much more.
  • Big Universe Now, your students can create their own picture books with just a few clicks. Or if you want, you can read countless other books written by students. They also offer publishing of students’ writing.
  • Bookr Students and teachers can create their own photo book using this fun tool. Search for images, add text, and get it published Go!Animate Takes story telling using online cartoon strip makers a little bit further by allowing students to spark life into characters and create short animations. A super tool to foster creativity and engage students.
  • Glogster Students can create multimedia online posters or “glogs which can then be shared on the internet. This tool can be used to assess both writing and speaking.
  • MakeBeliefsComix Encourage writing, reading , and storytelling. With this tool, students can create online comics.
  • Pixton - generate your own comic strip, especially for schools
  • Pikistrips - Create comic books using photos
  • Toondoo - Create online comic books
  • Bubblesnaps - Annotate images
  • Toonlet - Create a character and write simple text

VIDEO-based
  • Animoto Teachers and their students can upload pictures and sounds and create professional looking videos which can then be downloaded and shared online. Promote enthusiasm to less exciting tasks such as extended writing and practicing oral pronunciation.
  • Eyespot : Neat site where users can actually create video mixes online and share them with others. You can add up to 100 clips or photos to a movie as well as add transition and video effects.
  • Shwup With way cool effects, students can build video slideshows with their photos. They can then be embedded into a blog or downloaded as a MP4 video.

Examples

The Reasons for Exploration, The Importance of Squanto