Comics, Cartoons, and Drawing


Comics are sequences of pictures that tell a story. Comics are "...motivating, visual, permanent, intermediary, and popular – (therefore) they can be harnessed in practically any subject and at practically any grade level". From: http://www.humblecomics.com/comicsedu/concl.html The following web 2.0 applications allow teachers and students to benefit from the strengths of comics in a more interactive and attractive manner.

Comic Strips


pikistrips.png lets you take your photos and put them into photo strips. From: http://pikistrips.com/about

pikikids.png Pikikids is a comic building site, especially designed for kids. From: http://www.pikikids.com/home/contact



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Sketch your own comics.

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Use your own drawings or ready-to-use artwork to create your own comics.



Drawing


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Sumo paint is a photo editing / painting application, which works right in your favorite web browser! Source


The following are some examples from our Grade 1 classes.

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Talking Avatars



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Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. You can customize your Voki to look like you or take on the identity of lots of other types of characters… animals, monsters, anime etc. Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone. From: http://www.voki.com/about_voki.php










Voki could be a powerful tool for L2 learners. It can be used to reinforce pronunciation or simply as a motivator. Here is an example on how L2 learners could use Voki in the classroom. Listening Comprehension, Vocabulary Introduction/Review, you name it!





Animations / Animated Movies



Doink-logo.png DoInk is a place to enjoy art and animation, and make your own Source



MAGNETISM by nido, made at DoInk.com
"Magnetism"
By Omar (Fourth grade
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CAD


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Design your own house in 2D & 3D.

Draw on Maps


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Other


bighugelab.jpg Turn your student photos into trading cards, make your own motivational posters, and more.



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- Change the letters in signs on photos.
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addletters.gif- Make your own images and signs

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- Put your photo on a magazine

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- make your own banners
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-apply funky photo effects to your photos

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Make your own certificates to celebrate student achievement.

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