by Kristie Burk, DASD Coordinator of Cyber and Blended Learning
Instead of asking students to answer questions in a worksheet….
…ask them to show their knowledge in a comic strip. Not only is a comic strip engaging, but it also requires the students to condense large amounts of information into just a few small panels effectively. Have your students:
- Use vocabulary words in context.
- Create a comic strip as an instructional manual.
- Draw a comic strip as a pre-reading or pre-writing activity.
- Convert a story or historical event into comic form.
- Illustrate song lyrics in a comic strip.
Honestly, there are so many different comic strip digital tools, it’s difficult to pick one to recommend. You may want to look at a few and consider the appropriateness for your age group and subject matter:
Make Beliefs Comix
Super Action Comic Maker
Pixton (web and iOS app)
Super Hero Comic Book Maker (iOS)
Seedling Comic Studio (iOS)