Students can create multi-frame comic strips. There are a variety of backgrounds, props, characters, text boxes and clip art to select from. The site also allows for the addition of images from the web or a personal image. There are many editing features available. Upon completion of your comic you can save it or send it. Students can save their strip and access it at a later time. They can also publish their comic online for the world to view.
There are a number of ways that his tool can be used as an instructional tool or assessment.
- Have students create a comic as a first day back project to discuss their summer.
- Students create a comic that depicts a conversation between characters in a story or historical figures.
- Teachers create comics with various emotions to teach behaviors to special needs students.
- Students create a comic to kick off a creative writing assignment.
- Students create a comic using new vocabulary words that are being taught.
- Students in a world language course may create a comic that contains text written in the language studied.
- Have students create a comic to demonstrate knowledge of life skills such as speaking with a bank teller, ordering at a restaurant, speaking with a doctor or going on an interview
- Students may create a political cartoon.
- Students may create a comic that explains how to solve a math problem or provides an explanation for a science topic such as photosynthesis.
- Students may create a comic that consists of a conversation between historical figures or one that depicts an event from history.
- Students may create a comic that provides a first person account of a current event.
- Students may create a comic to interpret a scene form a story, analyze a character or an alternate scene or ending.