Creating Digital Comics Using Web 2.0

According to Comic Life, there are numerous student benefits for creating comics in your classroom.

  • Reading Fluency
  • Writing in sequential order with logical conclusions
  • Represents their knowledge
  • Focuses on main points
  • Develops creativity
  • Provides an organized structure
  • Assessment
Here are three easy options for you elementary students to create comics that focus on any number of academic content:

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  • Great characters and settings
  • Can flip, rotate, and resize characters
  • Con: Only three panels

2. Arthur’s Comic Creator

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  • Great characters and settings
  • Can flip, rotate, and resize characters
  • Con: Only three panels

3. ReadWriteThink

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  • Up to six panels
  • Multiple characters, props, and settings
  • Black and white (students can color comics after they are printed)
  • Con: Cannot flip, rotate, and resize characters

Cyber-Safety Comic Apps

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I have incorporated comic creators into my Cyber Safety unit. My students created comics about cyberbullying, online safety, and forms of media. I used the Professor Garfield Cyberbullying apps (includes comics and interactive questions) to supplement my lessons. 

Video Versions of the Comics

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Your students can watch the video versions of the cyber-safety comics on the Infinite Learning Lab.

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