“Comic Master” – A tool to move students from compliance to commitment?


Comic Master “create graphic novels”

My class are participtaing in a Cross-Campus Book Cup challenge and after reading this review as well as watching the tutorial I am considering using this site to facilitate their learning. This would link quite effectively to the skills they need to develop and, hopefully optimise the opportunities for success by linking to the students’ world, therefore, moving all students from compliance to commitment. This could be one option amongst a selected range of options (diversifying the curriculum). I am excited!! In the end, if I dont use it for the book-cup, I will definitely use it at some point this year as it is too good not to use!
The following review is a  direct “cut and paste” – I couldn’t say it any better!

Edjudo ratings for Comic Master Comic Master is a free web application that allows you to easily create comics (graphic novels) online. Comic Master gives you a variety of options for page layouts, backgrounds, characters, props, captions and even some special effects. You simply scroll through the options, choose the one you want to use and simply drop it onto the comic page. It really is that easy.

Teachers could focus on literacy in the classroom discussing how to develop a good plot, introducing characters or discussing grammar points such as the use of onomatopoeia words like “crack” and “pow.” Once students have come up with their own written text, you could allow them to work on their comics online at home. Once they learn the basics, Comic Master can really can get addictive, especially if students know their work will be presented to the class.



About Kate Pill

I am a Secondary School teacher who is passionate about developing students' ability to answer the "who, what, when, why, how, what if and what next" questions over the course of their learning. A "mature starter" (read as - late!) to the teaching game, I am still developing my IT street smarts. This blog will chart my own journey through the metacognition landscape as I facilitate my students' understanding of not only WHAT they are learning but HOW they are learning it. Wish me luck!

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