Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Comics Galore

In order to view the full size cartoon, click on the image.

Bitstrips is another website where students or teachers can create cartoons. This website is free of charge and provides users with a multitude of props, backgrounds, and characters. In addition to the already supplied elements, users can create their own backgrounds and characters. Check out this website by clicking here.

ToonDoo...Do you?

Rhythmic Bliss

In order to view the ToonDoo as a full size image, click on the following link at ToonDoo.

The above example is for a third grade vocabulary lesson on the book, Ramona Quimby, Age 8. In order for students to gain an understanding of unfamiliar vocabulary words from the text, they could create a cartoon that demonstrates the meaning of the pre-determined vocabulary words in a story.

This next example could be easily adapted in an elementary classroom that is studying the Great Lakes. In order to commit the acronym, HOMES, to memory, the students could create a ToonDoo cartoon that illustrates their understanding of the lakes. As you can see from the above examples, these ToonDoo cartoons can be a beneficial tool for students to use in all grade levels and content areas!


In order to view the ToonDoo as a full size image, click on the following link at ToonDoo.

For the primary elementary grades (K-2), educators may want to check out ToonDoo Spaces which is a little easier to use. However, it is not free of charge so if you plan on using this tool, you will need to purchase a subscription.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Xtra Xtra! Read, Write, Create All About It!

This Sioux Indian movie was created using xtranormal. This site allows users to write a script, add a background, characters, background music, adjust the camera angle, and animate characters. Although this site is no longer free of charge, it is definitely worth the $2 fee to create one movie. Enjoy!