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Free tools to create comic strips

Free tools to create comic strips
Creating cartoons and comic strips for educational uses can be quite interesting task. It obviously pushes the reluctant students to participate more and rub the dust off their brains. Students love to work in groups and compete with each other especially when there are motivating incentives for them. One of these incentives is the integration of comic strips into parts of your lesson. Thanks to web 2.0 technologies , educators and teachers will never run short of new innovative ideas. There are a bunch of free to use technologies that can be used with our students to create an educationaly healthy environment full of both fun and learning. 1- Witty Comics Witty Comics is a cool website. Pixton is a cartoon creation tool that allows its users to create awesome comics. 3- Make Belief Make Beliefs is another awesome comic strip creation tool. 4- Chogger Choggers has a good editing tool that allows users to create their own cartoons out of imported photos. 5- Cartoon for The Classroom

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10 Ways to Create Comics Online Creating cartoons and comic strips can be a good way to get reluctant writers writing. While creating comics you and your students can work through the elements of fiction in a context that is fun and familiar to them. Witty Comics provides a simple platform that students can use to create two character dialogues. To use Witty Comics students just need to select the pre-drawn background scenes and the pre-drawn characters they want to feature in their comics. Writing the dialogues is the creative element that is left to the students.

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Here Is A Great App for Creating Comic Books with Students June, 2015 We want to draw your attention in today’s post to this excellent iPad app that is free now for a limited time. Halftone 2 is a very good comic book creator app that you can use with students to create comic and scrap books using photos and sound effects. The process of creating a comic book using Halftone 2 is simple and easy: Choose a page layout from the selection provided there, then import your photos from your photo library, Facebook or Flickr. Customize the look of your images using Aviary’s photo editing tools that include things such as automatic enhancements, filter effects, brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, redeye, whiten, blemish, and selective focus. You can also add captions and speech bubbles to your photos or choose from over 80 professionally-designed graphical shapes.

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