Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cartoons and Comics

Several free (or nearly free) online tools are available for having students create cartoons. See the examples below:
  • ComicLife: By Plasq, this application offers students an opportunity to create comic book style products. The software offers a free 30-day trial download. Click here for examples of educators' uses by grade.
  • Toondoo: Toondoo is an easy-to-use and free cartoon strip generator. The resulting images are embeddable.
  • Xtranormal: This free tool allows students to create animated and HTML-embeddable cartoons. Click here for student-generated examples.
To learn to use these tools, to see additional samples, or for links to similar tools, I recommend Learning Through the Funnies, a presentation by Brad Fountain. You may view the Discovery Educator's recording of his webinar by clicking here.