I’ve had lots of good feedback on my original post about Crating Comics in the classroom with tools like Comic Brush, Pixton and PowerPoint. As a result I have been sent a couple more links to some great on-line comic creators.
The first link was from Alessio Bernardelli (@asober on Twitter) – Alessio also write an excellent education blog which gives his perspective on education as an Italian working in the Welsh Valleys.
Alessio told me about the Read, Write and Think Comic Creator.
The Read, Write and Think Comic Creator is quite a good little flash based tool that allows you to change backgrounds, add characters, speech bubbles and props. You can make 1, 2, 3 or 6 section comics that appear hand drawn.
Anyone tried using this particular generator with children?
The second comic generators that I was told about came from Jonathon Wylie who writes the Education Technology Blog. Jonathon pointed out the Marvel Superhero Create your own Comic Generator. Its fantastic, you can create 1-3 panel comic strips or books up to 21 pages. You can choose from a variety of Marvel characters to enhance the feel of your very own superhero comic.
The Marvel Superhero comic generator is very intuitive to use – its just a shame that you can’t add your own pictures.
Again, anyone tried using this particular generator with children?
Finally, I was reminded by David Muir that this year is Asterix’s 50th Birthday. There are lots of great resources over on the Official Asterix Website that could be used to help deliver a variety of curriculum areas for example art and design, literacy and modern languages.