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Joyce Mason masonj@cmsd.k12.pa.us
Stevie Kline klines@iu1.k12.pa.us

Link to the Comic Creator Jog

Comic Creators for Educators handout


Learn how to engage your students with comics. Discover how comics can be used as analytical tools in any content area K-12. All resources used in the session are free for teachers and students.The images above and below were created using resources from www.imagechef.com. Have your students brainstorm about what it takes to make a comic using the Word Mosaic tool or use Poetry Blender to combine text, symbols and photos as a short warm-up activity.




100 WAYS TO USE COMICS IN THE CLASSROOM

Here is the link to our Corkboard.me board for you to post the link to your comici



Here is the link to the Corkboard.me site itself

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Imagechef

Tell your story in three easy steps using your pictures.




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**Comic Creator

The Comic Creator invites students (K-12) to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). Link to Thinkfinity's comic use resources including storyboard templates, tips, and rubrics. Here you will also find lessons using Comic Creator. Here is a link to the comic-strip planning sheet.


TOONDOO "World's fastest way to create cartoons."

COMIC MASTER FROM READING FOR LIFE

Make your own graphic novel! Designed specifically for boys 11 -14 by the National Schools Partnership. Use Comic Master with the section and lesson plans on Graphics 4 me.

KERPOOF BY SCHOLASTIC

Kerpoof is designed for elementary and middle school students. Use the multimedia software to create animated movies and much more. A variety of activities that can be enjoyed by the class. Teacher accounts are free.


PROFESSOR GARFIELD

Visit the Comics Lab to write, assemble and print comics. Don't forget the Teachers' Lounge.

The Comics Lab is a non-traditional exercise in which students can develop and refine their creative writing skills, while learning how to develop storylines or plots. Comic strips contain similar attributes to short stories, with a beginning, middle and end. Use the lesson button to find instructional handouts.

There are 5 main components to the Comics Lab site:
  • The Interactive Comic Creator
  • Comic Strip Templates, where students can draw their own comic strips by hand
  • Video instructions on writing
  • Video art instruction
  • Written instructions

View site chart for appropriate age activities.


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GOANIMATE4SCHOOLS - TEACHER PLUS ACCOUNT


FEATURES OF TEACHER ACCOUNT
TUTORIAL FROM BURGETTSTOWN HS
Teachers have different views about professional development.


Like it? Create your own at
  • Easily create an animated cartoon using a variety of characters and props.
  • Select backgrounds and props to enrich the storyline.
  • A single teacher account gets unlimited access to all GoAnimate4Schools features.
  • Free teacher educational account allows for the creation of up to 100 student users.
  • The teacher can post animations to GoAnimate4Schools public gallery.
  • Students accounts have access to following features:
  • Make animations up to 2 minutes long
  • Text-to-voice and voice recording with a microphone.
  • Lesson Gallery available for several different subject areas
  • GoAnimate Video Tutorials
  • To sign up to GoAnimate4Schools.com. fill out the form at http://goanimate4schools.com/public_signup, and you will receive your account confirmation email when the registration process is complete. This usually takes about 5 days.


**MakeBeliefsComix**

  • No account needed.
  • Made for educational uses.
  • Can write in a variety of languages easily.
  • Cannot save in the site, but the comic can be printed and emailed
  • Can also take a screen shot to save locally.
  • Check out Teacher Resources, Special Needs, Printables
  • Make Beliefs Comic Demo Tutorial

Be sure to look at the Teacher Resource: 21 WAYS TO USE MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX.COM IN THE CLASSROOM by Bill Zimmerman, Creator, MakeBeliefsComix.com. Also read the Terms of Use!

PIXTON

PIXTON FOR SCHOOLS
  • Pixton for schools teachers can create student accounts (fee) based on duration of use and number of students.
  • Can choose from pre-set templates or create your own scenes.
  • Completely packed with features and customization. You truly can create a unique comic with all the details you desire.
  • Can embed in a few different ways, including horizontal or vertical.
  • Sign for Pixton for Schools up for a 30 day free trial for up to 50 students
  • Pixton for Schools Overview

Cute PDF Writer


USE WITH GUIDANCE

A tool designed to use pictures from Flickr to create comics

BUBBLR


Only registered users can save or embed comics.

Marvel's Create Your Own Comic


Make me a Superhero

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Xtranormal


  • Create animated movies with nothing but text.
  • Select educational version
  • Choose from six pre-designed "sets" on the free version.
  • Add the script, select camera angles, dictate actions and facial expressions, and insert needed pauses and gestures.
  • Choose from a variety of characters and accents, including other languages.
  • Use slate and moviemaker both available for download.
  • Not for those under age 13 as stated in terms of use.

Subject Area Cartoons
Chem Comics

CARTOONS FOR TEACHERS


DAILY CARTOON click to enlarge
ANDERTOONS.COM TEACHER CARTOONS