Teaching Resources

Using Online Comic Creator

As part of our upcoming November 4th PD, here is a lesson idea that has many possible uses.  In this case, it can connect to literacy when students creates several “snapshots” of critical scenes from recently completed books.  An option for differentiation is offered in the number of panels students create (from 1 up to 6). Students can select from various characters, backgrounds and even objects; there is also the ability to include character dialogue and thought bubbles in each panel. 

Students could then use these as book responses counting towards their 25 book goal or as a jumping point for accompanying oral or written evaluation (highest order thinking skill) of why they chose those scenes. Importantly, it expands the range of options for students to use within our classrooms or in their homes.

Try clicking on the link below to link to NCTE/IRA website: readwritethink.org

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/comic/

When using a tool such as the Comic Creator, realize that it encompasses more than a few of the NETS Standards for Technology use with students.  Can you evaluate which from the list of the standards below? (We’ll reveal at our PD on November 4th.)

  1. Creativity and Innovation
  2. Communication and Collaboration
  3. Research and Information Fluency
  4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  5. Digital Citizenship
  6. Technology Operations and Concepts

What other ideas can you envision using this online tool? Please share your ideas and grow our collective knowledge by leaving a comment below. Thanks!

One thought on “Using Online Comic Creator

  1. 1. To use technology to individualize instruction.
    2. To use digital reading programs to help improve decoding and comprehension skills.
    3. To research individual artists and genres. (ie Ed Roth)
    4. To download as many applications as possible.

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