Kids love comics!

Comics are a great device to use in your classroom to keep even the most reluctant readers engaged and motivated. "Comprehension, for some children, means that they have to be able to visualize what they're reading, and using comic strips can habituate them, or get them to think about that."

  • Get students hooked on reading and writing
  • Motivate them by making homework fun
  • Spark their creativity - the possibilities for self expression are endless

Useful Links

NEW_for_wiki.gifBitstrips: Awesome site that won "Best in ELearning" at Canada's New Media Award. Easy to use with lots of character options, scenes, and props to choose from.http://www.bitstrips.com/
Comiqs.com: Create and share your comiq style stories. http://comiqs.com/
Dvolver Movie Maker: Animated/interactive comic strip generator. Choose from backgrounds, skies, scenes, and characters. Type in the character's script and render as digital movie file. Share via email, or embed on webpages.http://www.dvolver.com/live/moviemaker.html
MakesBelief Comix: Awesome site that your kids will love!! Selected by Google as being one of the world's most innovative web sites in fostering literacy and reading!! Choose from bank of characters whose emotions can change. Site also provides Teacher Resources, Story Ideas, Writing Prompts, Language Options, and Printables.
Myths and Legends Story Creator: Great site. Lot's of tools and options.
Pixton Comic Strip Creator: Award winning click and drag comic creator. Choose from templates or start from scratch. Also provides large format comics ideal for posters or for t-shirt designs.

ToonDoo: Lots of fun with a variety of tools! Just make sure you have your students/or parents read terms of use! Some adult image/content is there!://www.toondoo.com/
Txt2Pic.com: Free online comic strip generator (political, celeb parodies).http://www.txt2pic.com/toons/5.htm
Storyboard That: Extensive image library of scenes, characters, text bubbles, shapes and more. Ability to upload your own images. Lots of different storyboard layouts to choose from. No experience needed to create professional looking comics. Great for school projects!! Two-week free trial for teachers.https://www.storyboardthat.com/