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Comic Creator - a ReadWriteThink: Student Material

The Comic Creator is an interactive tool that invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts.
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As its name indicates, Comic Creator is web-based application allows learners, and/or practitioners, to easily create and share comic strips. 
Learners can use it to for a variety of educational purposes and it's also suitable for different age groups. 
Comic Creator is easy to use... 
► open Comic Creator by clicking on ‘Get Started’ button 
► type in the name of the cartoon, 
► add a subtitle and the name of author. 
► select the template for the comic strip - choose from layouts composed of a single panel to layouts embedding 6 panels. 
► fill the template with chosen content. Users can add a wide variety of props, figures and balloons. They can also customise the background of their comic strip, add captions and when they're done 
► click on ‘Finish’ button to print and share their cartoon. 
NOTE: Comic Creator is made even easier to use with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet - http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson195/comic-strip-planning.pdf - a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. 
Well worth giving it a try.
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ToonyTool - Create and share cartoons, comics and memes

ToonyTool - Create and share cartoons, comics and memes | technologies | Scoop.it
Create comics, cartoons and memes online. Share your creations on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Free online cartoon maker and comic creator.
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ToonyTool.com is a free on-line cartoon maker and comic creator tool for quickly creating single frame comics.
Users can create and share their own cartoons, comics and memes on-line for free. 
Just... 
   ♥ Choose a background or upload your own background. 
   ♥ Add your own or ToonyTool's characters and 
   ♥ choose from ToonyTool's text clouds. 
Users can also add Meme texts or props. 
Then... 
   ♥ download or 
   ♥ print or 
   ♥ email the resulting cartoon or 
   ♥ save it on-line and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Google+. NOTE: ToonyTool does not require an email address or any kind of site registration in order to create comics. In that regard it is a good option for learners who don't have or don't want to share their email addresses with yet another service.on-line
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MomentCam - Personalized Cartoons and Stickers

MomentCam - Personalized Cartoons and Stickers | technologies | Scoop.it
Get MomentCam - Personalized Cartoons and Stickers on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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If you, or your learners, fancy something different, then why not make a caricature selfie?
Make a funny image of yourself, based on a photo you take with the MomentCam app, or one that you choose from your photographs.
The resulting images are all GIF images so prepare to see some of the resulting images dancing around.
It’s worth a few smiles at least.

If you have an Android look at...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.manboker.headportrait&hl=en

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Storyboard That

Storyboard That | technologies | Scoop.it
Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tool for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom for students to express their creativity.
John Dalziel's insight:

Storyboard provides a fun and creative way for learners to learn, and an innovative and fun way to visually communicate their work.

Many are visual learners, finding text heavy going and documents to be quite boring.

Creating a good storyboard is a collaborative process, and the more they share the better their outcome.

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, August 29, 2013 6:50 PM

Useful innovative tool, which would be great for those students planning their 'Book Trailers'.

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Storyboard That

Storyboard That | technologies | Scoop.it

Storyboard That is a tool for learners and/or practitioners to use to...
- create simple cartoon stories
- create outlines for longer creative writing projects or
- script videos they're producing.

 

The free plan, users do have to register to save, allows users to save three projects per day.

 

Storyboard That provides users with 3-frame and 6-frame templates in which they can create their story.

 

Storyboard That provides dozens of...
- scenes,
- characters, and
- text bubbles
...to fill the storyboard frames.

 

Each element dragged onto a storyboard's frame has its own layer that can be...
- moved nearer or further back,
- flipped or mirrored
- resized,
- rotated, and
- repositioned.

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David Donat's curator insight, February 6, 2016 6:27 PM

Per investigar-hi una mica. Sembla que té moltes possibilitats

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Toontastic 3D - creative storytelling app

Toontastic 3D - creative storytelling app | technologies | Scoop.it
Toontastic 3D is a creative storytelling app that empowers kids to draw, animate, narrate, and record their own cartoons on their tablet, phone or Chromebook.
John Dalziel's insight:
Toontastic 3D allows learners to use their imagination and engage in creative tasks. 
They can use Toontastic 3D to construct many things including... 
 ► book and school reports, 
 ► design pitches, 
 ► narrating stories, 
 ► creating cartoons and 
...much more. 
Toonastic 3D is available for free download in both iOS App Store - https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1145104532 - and Google Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.toontastic 
It also works with select Chromebooks. 
All learners need to do is move characters around on the screen and tell their story. 
It’s like a digital puppet theater… but with enormous interactive 3D worlds, dozens of customizable characters, 3D drawing tools, and an idea lab with sample stories to inspire new creations. Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/c0I58rFe18Q to learn more about Toontastic 3D
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StoryTop Story Maker -- The digital storytelling tool

StoryTop Story Maker -- The digital storytelling tool | technologies | Scoop.it
Tool for storytelling, create stories or make cartoons and share with your club
John Dalziel's insight:
StoryTop is an excellent web-based tool that learners (and/or practitioners) can use for digital storytelling projects. It is easy to use, free, does not require any software download, and login is not required in order to save or share stories. 
StoryTop provides a number of key elements for creating stories including: pre-made backgrounds, pictures of people and things, anime, text, speech bubbles and many more. 
With a simple drag and drop,users... 
► pick the clip arts they want to use in their stories, 
► type in their data and 
► share their creations using a generated code. 
Users can add as many pages as they want. 
If they haven't already done so, they will be prompted to add a title to their story once they click on the 'save' or the arrow button. 
When their story is completed, they just click on 'Share' and grab the generated link to share with others.
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Make Beliefs Comix

Make Beliefs Comix | technologies | Scoop.it
Get Make Beliefs Comix on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Make Belief Comix, a popular comic generator website, has rolled out its new free iPad app. This app allows users to do pretty much the same thing they would do on its web-based platform. practitioners can use it with their learners to create and narrate stories using a wide variety of comic characters and many other tools.
Users can write in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Latin or Portuguese.
To enhance stories, users can also choose which of the dozens of objects and scenes to add to the template panels where they place their characters.
Once creating the comic story can be shared with others using popular social media or via email.

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phrase.it - Add Speech Bubbles To Photos Within Seconds

phrase.it - Add Speech Bubbles To Photos Within Seconds | technologies | Scoop.it
phrase.it is a free online image editor which lets you add cartoon style speech and thought bubbles to your images. It's extremely easy to use and you will have great looking results within minutes.
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Do you want to enhance an image by adding a speech bubble to it? If you answered yes and you want to complete the process in the most convenient way possible, then you should check out Phrase It.
Phrase It is a free to use website that lets its users conveniently add speech bubbles to digital images. Just visit the home page of the site and upload an image. Alternatively users can upload an image from their Facebook account or, if they are checking the site out from their smart device, they can upload images from their phone or tablet.

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