Due to the growing readers of these tools i finally decided to gather them together for you in a neat and accessible single page so that you can get back to them anytime you want. Educators might use these tools to create caricatures and cartoonic pictures to share with their students in the classroom.
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Here are some of them I use with my students. I like to use comics to show understanding and promote awareness of Internet Safety Topics such as Cyberbullying, Protecting Private Information, Online Chatting Safety, etc. They are also a great way to show understanding of a particular event in Social Studies or Science.
ToonDo: This site is awesome and my favorite for creating comics! Your comics are completely customizable from being able to use your own images to editing each and every character. Character customization is similar to making a Mii on a Nintendo Wii. You do have to sign up to use it, but its free!
We use this for creating Anti Cyberbullying Comic Books. The site appears to be down right now but I am confident it will be back up quickly. It is not as customizable as ToonDo. In ComicMaster, the students choose and drag their images, settings, etc onto their page.
This site even has Google Docs Integration. Very nice site, very nice quality comic creation. I haven't used this with my students, but it is on my "to do list" for practicing before trying to integrate.
Lego Comic Builder
Probably would be better for Primary Learners, but a lot of fun nonetheless. These comics look like they are straight from the world of Lego!!
Finally, ReadWriteThink.org offers some nice resources for students who are beginning to write comics or for instructors introducing comics in the classroom curriculum. They cover terms, definitions, and strategies for writing entertaining and effective comic books.
They have :
Comic Book Basics
Comic Definitions for Layout and Design
Comic Definitions for Text
Sample Comic Script
Comic Strip Scripting Techniques
Check out my blog for more Technology Integration Ideas. http://classoftech.blogspot.com/ I think I may post some of these on my blog. Thanks for the great topic as always Med. Good to see you again after the Summer.