Making Learning fun with Cartoons and Comic Strips!
In December, having been inspired by Emily Wierszewski's “Teaching Visual Rhetoric with the ComicLife App” session at the 2014 TLIPAD Conference, I had a lot of fun putting together an article featuring 20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning.
In today's article, I wanted to further illustrate (pun intended!) the potential for using original comics and cartoons by searching out lots of ideas for using these fun applications in teaching and learning. It didn't take too long to find plenty of great articles sharing ideas for ways to use these fun applications in the classroom!
These resources offer dozens and dozens of approaches to using free comic and cartoon creation software in classroom lessons, projects, and other teaching applications:
- 21 Ways to Use MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX.COM in the Classroom
- 20 Ways to Use Comics In Your Classroom
- This 28 page PDF article, The Benefits of Comic Life in Education, contains dozens of ideas, tips, ideas and insights, including a whole section on “Teacher Use of Comic Life in the Classroom”.
- This Student Interactive about Comic Creator offers numerous ideas for using comics in the classroom broken down by grade level.
- BitStrips offers this web site focused on unlocking the educational power of comics
- This article, “How to Use Comic Life in the Classroom“, offers more approaches to using comic strips software in teaching and learning.
If you have some other ideas for, or experiences with, using comic and cartoon making software for teaching and learning, please do comment and share!
In the meanwhile, enjoy “Lotto Dust”, created with the powerful free comic strip application Pixton. While this particular use of the software was not intended for the classroom, it certainly offers a “life lesson”!