Kids love comics! Any kind, they just devour them. So why not use it as a motivating tool/method in your language classroom? (see a full prior discussion on this topic, in our forum)
Today I will mention two online tools where students can make their own comics, fast and easy. A great way to practice their language and share.
Comic creator from Read/Write and Think
is the easiest one. It is
simple and has a good variety of layouts, images to work with. I'd
start here with students. Unfortunately, it only allows you to
print the result. If you want to keep it, you have to use some
screen capture technology like Snagit
, to capture the image, make a photo and then assemble. But I like the look of this one!
Make Beliefs Comix
is more dynamic and has the added feature of emailing your final product to an address, so you can share it. Here is my own
that I created in a matter of a few minutes. Lots of good features.
See this review of Pixton
for another strong comic generator tool. Finally -in our resources
, get a full rundown and materials for using comics in the EFL Classroom.