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Tap Into
          the
        World of
        Comics
Strategies for using Comics
     in the Classroom
Comics have always
been associated with
  fun and creativity.




                        With the help of many
          ...
The comic making process itself offers many
     learning opportunities and with the
incorporation of content delivery, co...
Literacy
                                Skills
                 Develop                      Design
                Chara...
They range in creativity levels, graphics
Here are some
                   availability and age suitability. You will
 onl...
For more information on
  comic creators go to
 http://www.slideshare.net/
    shend5/online-comic-
          creators
This could be used for activities which
Students can learn new              involve building, safety, cooking, science,
pr...
http://www.howtoons.com/
This site provides many comics which provide instructions.
Computer Games contain          Students could do screen captures of

   some of the most                scenes from their...
Some                   Some great
games allow              ones are My
   you to                Sims, Sims,
design your   ...
For some                                                                            You can print, save,
                 ...
http://www.mashon.com/spore/

Simple drag and drop with great graphics
Explore the
Comics are often
                                                             theme of
 associated with
      ...
Or a comic
This site allows
                   Book up to
you to create a
                    22 pages
  comic strip
     ...
Marvel Kids                         DC Comics




Marvel Comics     Downloadable Graphic Novels based on Heroes TV show
Create your own
superheroes to use
  in comics using
 these Superhero
      creators
Students can combine
 images with text in a
   comic strip using
  information from a
     research task.




There are ma...
Characters can ask
How could you
                     each other           The teacher could
  create an
                 ...
Students
                                              could select
                                             from clas...
A great example is creating
    a comic based on a        Great idea! Here are some
Shakespeare play or using a      examp...
This site offers Shakespearean
  Classics as Graphic Novels.

There are free teacher resource
  downloads and previews.

I...
Here is another
example of using
  Shakespeare
inspired comics.




              My Sims
Creating         It allows them to
  comics is a       create a sequence,
 great method     explore storylines and
     to...
You might choose a theme to work from and select a
 comic creator which works around a theme, such as:

              http...
Here are some examples of Web Comics also referred to as Graphic Novels.
They are comics which can be read online and in s...
C
O
M
I
C
S
Students can
                   use comics to
                  investigate and
                    respond to
Current Aff...
Due to the dialogue aspect of
 comics, they are perfect for
     learning languages.

Characters can speak to each
 using ...
Comic books
                                                           in other
                                          ...
Comics are a
                    great tool for
                     students to
                      use when
          ...
Students can make
 judgments and give their
  opinion on how they did
   and what they learnt.




You could even use
 com...
•The task for this unit was ……..
•I got my ideas for this task from…………
•Problems I came across were……………..
              ...
Comics are       This allows you
divided into     to explore order
frames and          placement
 sequences




You could ...
As an activity at
                 the beginning of
                  the school year,
                   students can
   ...
Comic
                   creators
                      can          Comics
                  provide a        provide
   ...
Allow students
to develop their
   creativity




         Provide a comic
             with empty
          speech bubble...
This may help
                                         with
Develop Photography skills          inspiration for
 by planni...
Use any of the
 Students can    webcomics or graphic
 use comics in      novels already
comprehension        mentioned
   ...
Check for
                         understanding by
                       allowing students to
                       rev...
Students can learn new       A good activity is to
words by applying them in
 the correct context in a    provide 5 words ...
Comics
  can be
                This can
 used to
              be used by
    give
              teachers or
directions.
...
Hmm…




 Try using Song
    Lyrics as
inspiration for a
      comic




                                        and
     ...
Students can extend
       their knowledge of a
       poem by interpreting
        it into visual form
          using a ...
This can be
                          done using
                       relevant images      or using a
                  ...
Comics are a great
  way to create
   interest to a
   boring page.




  Teachers can use comics
      to add interest to...
Students can learn about
   internet safety and
    demonstrate their
 knowledge by creating a
  comic which explores
  in...
Why not take advantage of
               the great graphics available
                  in many of the online
            ...
Why not use comics to write reports or                          Yeah! That will make it
              reviews.            ...
Screencaptures taken using   http://greenshot.sourceforge.net/



                    http://mashon.com/holidays/
    http...
Sims 3 http://www.thesims3.com/
                    My Sims http://mysimskingdom.com/pc/
Youda Sushi Chef http://www.youda...
http://www.howtoons.com/
             http://superherosquad.marvel.com/comics/
                http://marvelkids.marvel.co...
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  • www.storyboardthat.com was added in 2012, and is a great tool.
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  • Dear Ms. Hendy,
    MakeBeliefsComix.com, a free comic strip generator, also offers educators and parents a special page with 21 things to do in creating comic strips in the classroom; hope you'll take a look at it at: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/How-to-Play/Educators/
    In addition, we offer lesson plans as well as hundreds of free printables to encourage writing and thinking.

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Tap Into The World Of Comics #2:Comic Version

  1. 1. Tap Into the World of Comics Strategies for using Comics in the Classroom
  2. 2. Comics have always been associated with fun and creativity. With the help of many online applications and resources, there are some great ways to tap into the excitement of comics to help engage students in learning.
  3. 3. The comic making process itself offers many learning opportunities and with the incorporation of content delivery, comics can provide an effective tool for teaching and learning. The next slide outlines some possible learning outcomes from making comics. Sims 3
  4. 4. Literacy Skills Develop Design Characters Elements Develop Computer Creativity Skills Comics Create a Decision setting for a Making story Problem Sequencing Solving Storytelling
  5. 5. They range in creativity levels, graphics Here are some availability and age suitability. You will online comic have to decide which site is best suited creators you for your students and the proposed may wish to activity. use. My Sims
  6. 6. For more information on comic creators go to http://www.slideshare.net/ shend5/online-comic- creators
  7. 7. This could be used for activities which Students can learn new involve building, safety, cooking, science, processes and skills by craft making and any other practical creating an instruction activity. manual. My Sims
  8. 8. http://www.howtoons.com/ This site provides many comics which provide instructions.
  9. 9. Computer Games contain Students could do screen captures of some of the most scenes from their games and spectacular graphics create a comic strip. This could be available, so why not done using software or online utilise this resource. applications. . My Sims
  10. 10. Some Some great games allow ones are My you to Sims, Sims, design your Spore and The own Movies, but you characters could really use any game. There are also games which Wow, there is allow you to take no end to how screenshots creative you can within the game, be! you can even change camera angles. Sims 3
  11. 11. For some You can print, save, This site does It allows you to design inspiration here is a great site based require your own comic book email and embed on the Spore registration. using images provided. the finished results. game. There is also an option to add There are many games which You can also add your own images to your own images use comics at the beginning to http://chogger.com/create explain the plot. http://comiqs.com/editor/ Youda Sushi Chef
  12. 12. http://www.mashon.com/spore/ Simple drag and drop with great graphics
  13. 13. Explore the Comics are often theme of associated with Superheroes Superheroes and create your own comics http://superherosquad.marvel.com/create_your_own_comic
  14. 14. Or a comic This site allows Book up to you to create a 22 pages comic strip long. You can even download as .pdf Choose from Marvel Comic Characters
  15. 15. Marvel Kids DC Comics Marvel Comics Downloadable Graphic Novels based on Heroes TV show
  16. 16. Create your own superheroes to use in comics using these Superhero creators
  17. 17. Students can combine images with text in a comic strip using information from a research task. There are many comic creators which may have images relating to the research task or students can add their own. Muggins
  18. 18. Characters can ask How could you each other The teacher could create an questions. The provide the questions interview in a questions can comic? or students can devise explore a topic. their own. Muggins
  19. 19. Students could select from classic tales or contemporary novels. Engage students’ interest in stories by asking them to convert a novel, fable, fairy tale or play into comic form. They could keep to the setting of the story or add a modern Doll Divine twist to it. AZDressup
  20. 20. A great example is creating a comic based on a Great idea! Here are some Shakespeare play or using a examples to use for Shakespearean phrase as a inspiration. starting point. My Sims
  21. 21. This site offers Shakespearean Classics as Graphic Novels. There are free teacher resource downloads and previews. It offers Shakespearean script or plain English versions.
  22. 22. Here is another example of using Shakespeare inspired comics. My Sims
  23. 23. Creating It allows them to comics is a create a sequence, great method explore storylines and to help understand the use of students learn characters, settings how to develop and dialogue. a story. Doll Divine Doll Divine
  24. 24. You might choose a theme to work from and select a comic creator which works around a theme, such as: http://www.creaza.com/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/comicmaker/create/ Doll Divine
  25. 25. Here are some examples of Web Comics also referred to as Graphic Novels. They are comics which can be read online and in some cases can be downloaded. Please check age suitability before using them.
  26. 26. C O M I C S
  27. 27. Students can use comics to investigate and respond to Current Affair social and Items can be political issues. great topics to explore Howzat! Ashes Cricket 2009
  28. 28. Due to the dialogue aspect of comics, they are perfect for learning languages. Characters can speak to each using a different language. http://www.dolldivine.com/kimono.swf
  29. 29. Comic books in other languages are also useful Students can also add aspects of the cultural traditions from the It is a fun way country. to develop reading skills. http://www.dolldivine.com/kimono.swf ToonDoo
  30. 30. Comics are a great tool for students to use when reflecting on a task. Characters It could be can discuss represented the unit of as an work they interview or just did discussion
  31. 31. Students can make judgments and give their opinion on how they did and what they learnt. You could even use comics to reflect on an excursion or a camp ToonDoo
  32. 32. •The task for this unit was …….. •I got my ideas for this task from………… •Problems I came across were…………….. Here is a list •I solved them by ………………… of prompts to help with •The new skills and knowledge I learnt from this task reflection. were…… •Skills I would like to develop further are ……. •What I like most about my work is ………….. •If I were to do this task again I would change …………..
  33. 33. Comics are This allows you divided into to explore order frames and placement sequences You could make And students a comic by can place them deliberately into their correct putting frames order. in the wrong order Sims 3
  34. 34. As an activity at the beginning of the school year, students can make a comic which provides It could be set in information about their favourite them. place and reflect on an event in their life or simply communicate information These could be about their printed to create a interests and class comic book. hobbies. ToonDoo
  35. 35. Comic creators can Comics provide a provide great tool sequence to help placement create a and offer story inspiration. board for a film or activity. Some great sites to use are: Hmm.. Read Write Think and Myths and Legends http://goanimate.com/
  36. 36. Allow students to develop their creativity Provide a comic with empty speech bubbles and students can fill them in. This could be a great group activity. Sims 3
  37. 37. This may help with Develop Photography skills inspiration for by planning a comic and subjects and create it using your own camera angles digital photography A great site for this is http://www.comee ko.com/ You can upload your own images and then save them to file or embed them Doll Divine
  38. 38. Use any of the Students can webcomics or graphic use comics in novels already comprehension mentioned exercises. Sims 3
  39. 39. Check for understanding by allowing students to revise new knowledge. This can be done by The teacher asking students to could also use create a comic using comics to the new content they deliver content. have learnt. ToonDoo
  40. 40. Students can learn new A good activity is to words by applying them in the correct context in a provide 5 words which comic. must be used in a comic. http://www.mashon.com/spore/
  41. 41. Comics can be This can used to be used by give teachers or directions. students. Try creating a scavenger hunt using a comic strip to deliver the clues. My Sims
  42. 42. Hmm… Try using Song Lyrics as inspiration for a comic and develop This will their allow ability to students to interpret. understand the use of symbolic images The Movies
  43. 43. Students can extend their knowledge of a poem by interpreting it into visual form using a comic. Ballads, in particular, can be very successful in this task. You Or.. could write your own poem Yeah! Using comics The Movies
  44. 44. This can be done using relevant images or using a comic creator Such as which offers graphics which http://www.creaza.com/ Students can explore are needed events from history and adapt them into comic form. http://www.creaza.com/
  45. 45. Comics are a great way to create interest to a boring page. Teachers can use comics to add interest to worksheets, hand outs, professional development activities, add to a virtual classroom or deliver content using comics. My Sims
  46. 46. Students can learn about internet safety and demonstrate their knowledge by creating a comic which explores internet safety rules. Here are some examples which are also great teaching tools. http://pixton.com/uk/
  47. 47. Why not take advantage of the great graphics available in many of the online comic creators and use them to create designs. Design a Poster, Title Page, Invitation, Magazine Cover, Title for a Slideshow Presentation http://superherosquad.marvel.com/create_your_own_comic
  48. 48. Why not use comics to write reports or Yeah! That will make it reviews. fun and engaging for students. Students And develop Hmm… can still their That’s develop creativity logical, literacy Captain! skills http://goanimate.com/
  49. 49. Screencaptures taken using http://greenshot.sourceforge.net/ http://mashon.com/holidays/ http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/comic/index.html http://www.garfield.com/fungames/comiccreator.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/comicmaker/create/ http://www.toondoo.com/ http://www.mashon.com/ http://pixton.com/uk/ http://www.bam.gov/sub_yourLife/yourlife_comiccreator.html http://myths.e2bn.org/story_creator/ http://boyslife.org/games/online-games/235/comic-creator/ http://www.creaza.com/ http://www.bitstrips.com/ http://www.zamsquest.com/kids_place.php http://stripgenerator.com/create/ http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/ http://www.professorgarfield.org/comics_lab_extreme/ http://yogabbagabba.com/ http://www.clickwheel.net/ http://www.comicbrush.com/ http://www.mashon.com/spore/ http://superherosquad.marvel.com/cyoc/ http://www.comeeko.com/
  50. 50. Sims 3 http://www.thesims3.com/ My Sims http://mysimskingdom.com/pc/ Youda Sushi Chef http://www.youdagames.com/Youda-Sushi-Chef-game-info-3401 Ashes Cricket 2009 http://www.playashes.com/ The Movies http://www.lionhead.com/themovies/ http://www1.uk.mypersonalexpression.com/muggins/index.pd http://www.ugo.com/channels/comics/heromachine2/heroMachine2.asp http://marvel.com/create_your_own_superhero http://www.cpbintegrated.com/theherofactory/ http://ammotu.deviantart.com/art/Super-Character-Creator-Female-66610994 http://ammotu.deviantart.com/art/Super-Character-Creator-Male-67189399 http://www.dolldivine.com/ http://goanimate.com/ http://www.azdressup.com/fantasy-dress-up/alice-in-wonderland.html
  51. 51. http://www.howtoons.com/ http://superherosquad.marvel.com/comics/ http://marvelkids.marvel.com/comics http://www.dccomics.com/dckids/?action=stuff http://marvel.com/digitalcomics/free/ http://www.nbc.com/heroes/novels/novels_library.shtml http://www.classicalcomics.com/index.html http://www.stickfigurehamlet.com/act1/scene1/page01.html http://www.rabbitandbearpaws.com/gnovel.php http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/ http://www.runemasterstudios.com/literacy1.php http://www.harptoons.com/ http://www.donteatanybugs.net/books/cup2.html http://www.zeros2heroes.com/property/hero-high http://www.andyrunton.com/comics.html http://zipandbit.com/upsidedownme/ http://www.ellieconnelly.com/ http://www.nbc.com/chuck/exclusives/novel/ http://www.kidjutsu.com/browse http://www.kelvi.net/books/comics/ http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/manga/index.html http://www.shonenjump.com/e/mangaonline/index.html http://anthropology.si.edu/writteninbone/comic/index.html http://cindispace.utdallas.edu/education/cindi_comic.html http://www.sciencecomics.uwe.ac.uk/index.php http://www.grammarmancomic.com/comicsgman.html http://www.kinsa.net/Programs/Category/Program/?contentId=136 http://www.microsoft.com/protect/comics.aspx

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