Saturday morning cartoons on TV, the newest X-Men comic book, or even the Sunday morning comics in the newspaper can captivate kids and adults alike? Allowing students to create authentic products like these may engage some more than simply asking them to write a story.
These tools focus on writing and illustrating comics/cartoons. These resources allow students to create their own comic strips or custom animations to be integrated into writing projects across the curriculum.
- Make Beliefs Comics
- Boys Life Comic Creator
- Automatoon – see their how to video on YouTube
- Bitstrips (or BitStrips for schools) *not a free tool
What kinds of projects using these tools might engage your students?
Brooke Higgins is an instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center. You can read more at her blog Higgins Helpful Hints Blog.