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Creating comics and PowToons for Instruction


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Presentation offered at the 2014 Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology (SIDLIT). See for Video.

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Creating comics and PowToons for Instruction

  1. 1. Creating Comics and PowToons for Instruction SIDLIT 2014
  2. 2. We'll discuss your ideas later…don’t forget them!
  3. 3. Use Camera or chose photo from Camera Roll or Photo Stream ChatterPix images/videos
  4. 4. Toon ToolKit • Characters, balloons, objects provided • Cannot import photos • Export to Twitter, Clipboard, Photos, and iTunes for file sharing
  5. 5. • Select from established scenes • Customize your personal avatar • Add word balloon and text • Include other Bitstrips user Avatars Bitstrips
  6. 6. • Free version = 1 word balloon, upgrade for more balloons • Use images from Photo or Camera • Can re-edit images, pop-up ads with free version • Save, Print, AirDrop, Message, email, Facebook
  7. 7. Strip Designer • Import or shoot photos • Add drawings, maps • Includes art tools • Access Facebook or Dropbox
  8. 8. • Import from Photo Stream or Camera Roll • Shoot images using Camera • Multiple Templates • Filters
  9. 9. PowToon
  10. 10. PowToon Styles Objects or Graphics Stage Timeline Text Options
  11. 11. Sign up today for a FREE PowToon EDU account for yourself AND 150 additional FREE EDU subscriptions for your colleagues. Go to Or Tutorials at
  12. 12. Notes on PowToon • for tutorials • Start with a Template that closely matches your idea • You can swap objects using the swap button • No Undo/Redo feature • No tweening but you can rotate objects • Save often • No way to move objects behind or infront of other objects • SIDLIT attendees = 1 Classroom license (60 students) plus 150 Classroom licenses to give to colleagues at institution