Comics in the Classroom

Creating comic strips in the classroom is one of the easiest ways to engage students immediately. They are glued to the comics creators because they are in charge of their creation, they have choice, and they can fully navigate through their imaginative realms.

Every teacher should try to use comics in the classroom. There are a million ways to do it. Let your students be the remixer, creators, characters, voices of their own stories.

Some of our favorite comic strips creators?
Check them out:
www.makebeliefscomix.com/
http://www.dfilm.com/live/moviemaker.html
www.toondoo.com/
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/comic/

And just came across this morning:

2 Comments

  1. kmp444 October 30, 2010 at 00:46 #

    Thank you! Your post is just what I needed. I’ve been helping a teacher who has been having students write comic strips on paper. I knew there where ways to integrate technology, but just hadn’t had the time to research ideas! I will be sharing your suggestions.

  2. Carla Arena October 31, 2010 at 10:18 #

    I’m glad you found it helpful and that the timing was perfect to help your friend develop her project. When you decide for a tool, check if students can access it, if it is easy to use, if you need to sign up for an account. All that matters to the success of the project.

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