I used toondoo.com to create the comic. It's pretty easy to use. They have a lot of choices of characters compared to other cartoon sites that I've seen. The feature is like best is that you can change the "posture" of your character. So, if you pick an animal (like a fish), you can insert the same character into both panels. Then, click on one of them and choose to change the posture and it will change it's facial expression. This gives you so many more options. As soon I saw the bored looking fish, I thought of a bored looking student.
How about a cartoon from a teacher's perspective. What does your job look like doing direct-teach vs. project-based learning?
How does a teacher in each scenario feel at the end of the day?
Or, what are kids in each type of classroom doing?
Or, maybe what is going on inside of a student's brain?
For me, 21st Century Skills have opened up a new world of contacts and collaboration opportunities. I love all the possibilities and wouldn't go back to the "old school" of teaching for anything. Today, my professional development occurs daily rather than on pre-determined days, and I can't wait to implement all my new found knowledge.
I think this thread got buried inadvertently...but if you noticed, this is our activity thread which means it has a drawing attached to it. All who participate are entered in a drawing for a HD Flip Video Camera. Look for our June activity that will be released soon. And see how easy it is to win? Shannon, you are the winner!
But we would still welcome your participation in this thread even though it is too late for the drawing. It would still be fun to make a comic strip. Or in your next training, use this as a fun activity and have your participants contribute their comics to this thread.
This was a wonderful task. I have never used Chogger before and found this to be a great tool for students and teachers to use. I did not find it intuitive at all, but am willing to persist. Some advice for others starting out :-) 1. Register with the site to begin with, I was able to create a comic but not save it until i was registered. Consequently, I lost my first comic and had to begin again. 2. When you save your comic you need to click on the bottom left hand corner where it says click to save. I tried to do a File, Save As and I was not successful. I hope these couple of tips help anyone new to this to avoid the problems I had.
Good luck and anyone else that has tips and tricks please let me know.
Anyway, I took this task on as a young child. :-)
I am Nasiraa from Pakistan.
I was told about the comic contest(Intel Teach) during the Bali ST summit.
Here is my two panel comic.
I have shown the difference of print VS digital learning in the comic.
In the pre 21st century I have tried to show that students are not interested in the books learning.Where as in the 21st century part the students are very happy and interested in the interactive learning , the teacher looks happy at the way the students are responding,and new ideas are generating in the minds of the students.
The difference of learning in the era where printed books were common was not considered effective even by the students.Whereas the digital learning is quick,effective,student centered and interesting.
I made this comic through this website:
Its easy both , for the teachers and the students .Giving multiple options for creation of emotions and actions etc.
Waiting for your feedback.
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In this two panel comic i have shown how learning from the internet helps.
Due to its vast coverage we can do researches which are valuable for the students and they learn more.
I used http://www.stripcreator.com .
First we have to log on to the website and then create a comic and simply save it.
The comic shoes that a pre 21st century kid wants to know about other parts of the world and wants to use this knowledge in his work but due to limited resources he can not do this , whereas the 21st century kid has more options since he can use the internet and other tools like encarta encyclopedia making learning effective for him.
waiting for responses,
Sorry I missed this discussion when it was first posted. Fun challenge! Great links for comic book creation and some clever entries. Has anyone used Professor Garfield's Extreme Comics Lab? Lot's of really good things at http://professorgarfield.com/pgf_home.html but the Extreme Comics Lab is my favorite
A friend of mine, Tom Woodward has created some awesome 21st century comics that I love to use in my work sessions. I thought I'd share since they are so appropriate. I believe he used Comic Life to create these. Creating comics with students helps them value comic writing as a form of expression. I'm not sure how many digital natives we have that grew up appreciating comics the "old way" - reading the Sunday paper as a family! Did you?
Click on this link to see them all.