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  1. Tap Into the World of Comics Strategies for using Comics in the Classroom
  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. 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. Literacy Skills Develop Design Characters Elements Develop Computer Creativity Skills Comics Create a Decision setting for a Making story Problem Sequencing Solving Storytelling
  5. Here are They range in creativity levels, graphics some online availability and age suitability. You will comic have to decide which site is best suited for your students and the proposed creators you activity. may wish to use. My Sims
  6. For more information on comic creators go to shend5/online-comic- creators
  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. This site provides many comics which provide instructions.
  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 done available, so why not utilise using software or online applications. this resource. . My Sims
  10. Some great Some games ones are My allow you Sims, Sims, to design Spore and The your own Movies, but you characters could really use any game. There are also games which Wow, there is allow you to no end to take screenshots how creative within the game, you can be! you can even change camera angles. Sims 3
  11. For some This site does It allows you to design You can print, save, inspiration here is require email and embed the your own comic book a great site based registration. on the Spore game. using images provided. finished results. 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 explain the plot. Youda Sushi Chef
  12. Simple drag and drop with great graphics
  13. Explore the Comics are often theme of associated with Superheroes Superheroes and create your own comics
  14. This site Or a comic allows you to Book up create a comic to 22 strip pages long. You can even download as .pdf Choose from Marvel Comic Characters
  15. Marvel Kids DC Comics Marvel Comics Downloadable Graphic Novels based on Heroes TV show
  16. Create your own superheroes to use in comics using these Superhero creators
  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. Characters can ask How could you each other The teacher could create an interview questions. The provide the questions in a comic? questions can or students can devise explore a topic. their own. Muggins
  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. A great example is creating a comic based on a Shakespeare play Great idea! Here are or using a some examples to use Shakespearean phrase for inspiration. as a starting point. My Sims
  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. Here is another example of using Shakespeare inspired comics. My Sims
  23. It allows them to Creating create a sequence, comics is a explore storylines and great method to understand the use of help students characters, settings learn how to develop a story. and dialogue. Doll Divine Doll Divine
  24. You might choose a theme to work from and select a comic creator which works around a theme, such as: Doll Divine
  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.
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  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. Due to the dialogue aspect of comics, they are perfect for learning languages. Characters can speak to each using a different language.
  29. Comic books in other languages are also useful Students can also add aspects of the cultural traditions from It is a fun way the country. to develop reading skills. ToonDoo
  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. 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. •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. Comics are This allows you divided into to explore frames and order sequences placement You could make And students a comic by can place them deliberately into their putting frames correct order. in the wrong order Sims 3
  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. 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
  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. 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.comeek You can upload your own images and then save them to file or embed them Doll Divine
  38. Use any of the Students can webcomics or graphic use comics in novels already comprehension mentioned exercises. Sims 3
  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. Students can learn new A good activity is to words by applying them in provide 5 words which the correct context in a comic. must be used in a comic.
  41. Comics can This can be be used used by to give teachers directions. or students. Try creating a scavenger hunt using a comic strip to deliver the clues. My Sims
  42. Hmm… Try using Song Lyrics as inspiration for a comic and develop This will their allow ability to students interpret. to understand the use of symbolic images The Movies
  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. This can be done using relevant images or using a comic creator Such as which offers graphics which Students can explore are needed events from history and adapt them into comic form.
  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. 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.
  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
  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
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