Sunday, December 21, 2008


Lots of fun toys at I can see that students would love to play with these. I think the key to successfully using them in class is to have clear expectations for the expected product that students are to create.

Personally I created a comic strip at I decided to make my class opener (their initial writing assignment when entering class) more interesting by putting it into a comic strip. Here it is It is simple, but engaging I think, when compared to it written on the whiteboard.

Future uses that I might use are to have students take pictures of their projects (pop bottle rockets, hot air balloons, balsa towers, etc.) and then create a movie poster or other application showing off their work. Maybe have some artistic students create their own comics for the school newspaper.


  1. Okay Kax, If I'm behind on my 'things' it's your fault - way too cool stuff here. Perfect timing for me though because I was just discussing a project with a teacher about cartooning on the computer. I have seen some tools before but hadn't had a chance to use them so I was going to do some searching for the current tools. This is great - perfect. Now if I can get the sites unblocked for school use. Thanks for sharing such great stuff.

  2. This comic strip is pretty rudimentary. Another site has a searchable database of famous cartoons and people. They are only one window that you can add a caption to.

    Warning: the bottom has a chat feature full of innappropriate webcam invitations. I am hoping that my district blocks the chat feature but not the site:)