Graphic novels are becoming more and more popular with today's younger readers. Comics can also be a wonderful teaching tool in all classrooms. Students can also create comic strips as a product for many types of assessment.
For this assignment, you will create your own comic strip using any of the online comic generators listed below, or one of your own choosing. The strip can be whatever length you desire. It should be connected to the grade level or subject area you plan on teaching. While creating a strip does take a little creativity, I will not be assessing you on your comic flair. I will simply be looking at how well you have used the tool and how well you consider the use of comics as an educational tool.
The comic will be posted on your web page or incorporated into you newsletter. You will not be able to submit the comic as an attachment - it must be incorporated into your web page or your newsletter. You will also write a brief description of ways that you believe that you could incorporate this type of technology into your classroom. This information can be entered directly into the text box within the assignment submission window in Oncourse.
Some comic creation sites:
From Garfield's Comic Creator
From Disney Comic Creator
From Witty Comics
From Comic Master
From Super Hero Squad Comic Generator
There are many more out there, but this should get you started.
Use the comic strip rubric as a guide for this assignment and to ensure that it is submitted correctly for assessment purposes.
Examples can be found on both of the mock teacher web sites that I have created or you can check these examples out:
|Example 1 | Example 2|
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