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Tell your story with comics. Easy to use tools to create comic strips to get your point across.
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Pixton | World's Best Way to Make & Share Comics

Pixton | World's Best Way to Make & Share Comics | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it

Create cartoons with poseable characters, your own avatar. Requires an account - well maintained site, very school friendly

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How Comic Strips Help Kids Read and Learn

How Comic Strips Help Kids Read and Learn | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it
The key to getting your child excited about reading might be in the comics section. Plus, get tools to help your kid make a comic strip!
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short article but some good scaffolding suggestions for getting kids to create comics as well as a suggested source for comic strips.

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How can any kid deny the appeal of word balloon?

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Sci-ence

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Science Comics
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science related comics - published on a semi-regular basis. Check out the series link or scroll back through posts - the image today is a good example of their posts.

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Monday Morning Make Me Laugh 9

Monday Morning Make Me Laugh 9 | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it
I decided to do a Mister G Kids tribute. I was introduced to Mister G about a week ago. He is a cartoonist who also teaches. I'm not sure which title he would use first, teacher or cartoonist, but ...
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An introduction to Mister G comics (go here for more: http://mistergkids.com/). For the most part, the comics are inspired by classroom comments. While not used in instruction, they do take you into the classroom.

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Are Comic Books an Effective Way to Engage Nonmajors in Learning and Appreciating Science?1

Are Comic Books an Effective Way to Engage Nonmajors in Learning and Appreciating Science?1 | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it
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A study by the National Institute of Health on the effective use of "comics" in education. It is not light reading but well worth checking out if you are considering using comics in your classroom instruction.

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Paper Camera - Android Apps on Google Play

Paper Camera - Android Apps on Google Play | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it
See the world through a novel, original, stylish and captivating lens. Real time cartoon and painting effects displayed on your camera feed! See the world through a ne...
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Even though this app is not free ($1.99) at this post time, it is inexpensive. Cartoonize your videos in different styles from old printer to neon. Multiple settings to customize your photos before sharing. I have not used the app yet but the reviews are very postive.

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Create Animation - Sketch Star

Sketch Star is a fantastic place where you can create animations and drawings, see them online and and share them with a community of fellow artists!
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Easy to use - characters include robots, dinosaurs, and much more. Lots of ways to manipulate characters, add details, etc. Animation is quick so several cels will be needed to make a usable cartoon.

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Storytelling | Xtranormal

Storytelling | Xtranormal | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it
Stories that are just your type!
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Useful application to create animated cartoons - type in the dialogue, choose characters and layout action. Unfortunately, I have encountered some frustrating glitches with this application. Requires patience and frequent saving - at least in my experience.

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Educational Software | Teaching with Comics | Bitstrips for Schools

Educational Software | Teaching with Comics | Bitstrips for Schools | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it
Bring comics to the classroom with educational software that helps students create, share and collaborate on comics - without drawing a line. Use Bitstrips for Schools to teach reading comprehension, writing and digital literacy.
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Although Bitstrips is already included in this collection of sites, the Bitstrips for Schools has some added features you might have missed. Check out the suggested activites. Unfortunately, this version is not paid which may put it out of some teachers' reach.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 26 Ways to Use Comics in the Classroom and 5 Free Tools for Creating Comics

Free Technology for Teachers: 26 Ways to Use Comics in the Classroom and 5 Free Tools for Creating Comics | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it
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Blog post by Richard Byrne - free tools (at least one new to me)

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Picture It: Comics As Teaching Tool » Brain Based Learning

Picture It: Comics As Teaching Tool » Brain Based Learning | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it

Short article highlighting the use of comics/graphic novels for instruction. Be sure to take a look at the reference list for more information.

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How To Visualize Ideas, Information & Data Using Sketchnoting

How To Visualize Ideas, Information & Data Using Sketchnoting | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it

This may not exactly be comics but the visualization deserves a spot here. This could be great for some students.

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The Digital Comic Museum

The Digital Comic Museum | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it

copyright free comics available for download. Although these probably have little educational value, they could provide some inspiration for students or teachers creating comics for their classroom

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Comics Head Lite - Applications Android sur Google Play

Comics Head Lite - Applications Android sur Google Play | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it
The award winning app ‘Comics Head’ is now available on Android!We all love to tell stories, share our experiences, comment on issues that affect us and tell our fr...
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create comics on your Android - free version or upgrade to a paid app. 

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ABCya! Animation for Kids | Create an animation online with ABCya! Animate

ABCya! Animation for Kids | Create an animation online with ABCya! Animate | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it
Animation for Kids | Create an animation online with ABCya! Animate
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Easy to use online program for creating animations that are saved as gif files. Although the platform is pretty kidlike, it looks like you could create some pretty involved animations - up to 100 frames, if I read the tutorial screen correctly.

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Cartoon Physics

Cartoon Physics | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it
Looking for a way to help your teen explore the fun side of physics? How about a round of Saturday morning cartoons?
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Use TV cartoons to stimulate discussions about fundamental properties of physics.

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Amazon.com: The M16A1 Rifle: Operation and Preventive Maintenance (9781616088644): Department of the Army, Robert A. Sadowski, Will Eisner: Books

The M16A1 Rifle: Operation and Preventive Maintenance

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For anyone who is interested in the historic use of comics for instruction, this is a reprint of a classic U.S. Army training manual.

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Comics Can Make You A Better Communicator | The Content Wrangler

Comics Can Make You A Better Communicator | The Content Wrangler | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it
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Nice explanation of the history and use of comics with links and examples If you plan to add comics in your lesson plans, this is a great resource for explaining why to other teachers, parents and administrators.

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Comic Strip It! pro - Android Apps on Google Play

Comic Strip It! pro - Android Apps on Google Play | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it
Comic Strip It! The handheld personal comic maker. If a picture says a thousand words, a comic strip says so much more! With Comic Strip It! you can make compel...
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Free version or a whopping $0.99 for the pro version. Add captions, tiltes, speech and action balloons, etc to images taken on your Android. This could be great way to introduce comic strip creation to your students.

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Comics: Free ESL Materials.com | Websites | Lesson Plans

Free ESL Materials.com - Comics: Handouts, lesson plans, worksheets, websites, blogs, wikis, forums and nings you need for teaching & learning.
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Extensive list of comic creator tools and comic sites - including a Dr. Who and Boy's Life site and tips for using comics for language arts and ESL instruction. 

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Cartoonatic

Cartoonatic | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it
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For iPhone - interesting way to make a cartoon from your videos. This comes via Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers from Life Feast written by Ana Marie Menezes

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Tap Into The World Of Comics #2:Comic Version

Strategies for using comics in the classroom - comic version
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Nice - lots of reasons to use comics and links to several applications 

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Comics Creation Tools: Thoughts From ‘The Graphic Classroom’ — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop

Comics Creation Tools: Thoughts From ‘The Graphic Classroom’ — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it
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thoughts on using comics as an avenue to enhance learning, monitor understanding 

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Great Resources and Tools for Teaching Using Comic Strips

Great Resources and Tools for Teaching Using Comic Strips | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it

Several good resources for published educational cartoons. The "Cartoons for the Classroom" offers weekly activites and worksheets. Also, a list of cartoon creation applications - all should already be on this scoop site but nice to have them in one place.

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Making Comic Art Inspired by Spiegelman's MAUS . Primary and Secondary . Resource Center . Adobe Education Exchange

Making Comic Art Inspired by Spiegelman's MAUS . Primary and Secondary . Resource Center . Adobe Education Exchange | Comics in My Classroom | Scoop.it

Title Making Comic Art Inspired by Spiegelman's MAUS Adobe Product(s) Photoshop Description Students will create a one page, six panel autobiographical comic - includes lesson plans and example

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Cool Comic Creators - LiveBinder

30+ Comic Creators for the Classroom... - great set of links to comic creators and strategies for using comics in the classroom. Click through the tabs on the livebinder

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