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Creating Your Own Comics with readwritethink.org

1 July 2008 One Comment

As attendees of one of BrainPop’s presentations were discussing some of the cool ways that they were using BP in their classrooms, I had a chance to pick up an awesome tip. Monica Nahas, an Instructional Technology Specialist, mentioned that Readwritethink.org has a tool for creating your own comics, and it could be used to create your own BrainPop styled comics.

Taking this tip, I decided to check it out. The tool is simple, and probably best for younger students, but I could imagine that even older kids could enjoy flexing their creativity with the comic tool. The interface consists of drag and drop characters, objects, and text. The background can be changed as well.

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Monica mentioned to me that she wished students were able to save their work and come back to it later, but at least they could print it out. Regardless, it would be yet another great way to get students interactive with their learning.

Thanks for the tip, Monica!

One Comment »

  • Marilyn Goodrich said:

    Thanks so much for the reminder. I forgot about this little tool that can really help teachers getting those reluctant readers and writers motivated. I am in the process of creating a workshop on this subject and am grateful for the reminder to add this to my list of resources.