Make Beliefs Comix

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Designing comic strips is an activity packed with fun and great potential for developing academic skills! From summarizing historical events or scenes in literature, to practicing expressions in a foreign language, this highly engaging app has a range of possibilities for classroom application and is sure to spark creativity and critical thinking among your learners!

2nd - 12th English Language Arts 1 Collection 306 Views 107 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable
App Overview

Features:

  • 2, 3, or 4-panel storyboards
  • Over 35 characters, each with variety of poses and gestures to choose from
  • Include talk/thought balloons with choice from sentence bank or your own custom ideas 
  • Dozens of objects and scenes to add to template panels
  • Save comic strips to camera roll, print, or share through e-mail
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Instructional Ideas

  • Practice new vocabulary words by providing appropriate illustrations and context
  • Design a political cartoon to reflect a particular historical time period
  • Summarize a scene or construct an alternative ending for a literary piece
  • Check out the developer's website to see a variety of instructional ideas and activities submitted by other educators!
Classroom Considerations

  • Third-party ads are continuously displayed
Pros

  • Navigation and controls are easy to use and maneuver
  • Applicable to a variety of grade levels and subject matters
  • Very engaging activity
  • Long-term usability and opportunity to demonstrate progression
Cons

  • Instructor should ensure that learners stay on task and that they do not get too distracted by wide range of options (characters, backgrounds, positioning, sizes, etc.)