Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Funny Pages

This past fall my colleague Stu Stein and I presented at Emergency Preparedness Day to our District's Special Education Department on alternative assessments and technology. One of the tools that we introduced were online comic or cartoon creators. There are several FREE services available on the World Wide Web. Check them out below and see which one works best for you. Our teachers have used them for homework assignments, formative assessments, portfolio pieces, etc.

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  • Comic Creator: The Comic Creator is an interactive tool that invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts.

  • ToonDoo: ToonDoo allows users to set up an account and create your own comic strips, publish them to the Internet, share & discuss.

  • Pixton: Pixton lets you make your own Web comics online.

  • Comiqs: Comiqs is a tolls that lets you create and share your comic stories.

  • Make Beliefs Comix: From author Bill Zimmerman an online educational comic generator for kids of all ages

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