Education

Wired Educator Review

Kelly Croy, Editor and Senior Writer of Wired Educator, recently reviewed Comic Life 3. Holy bananas, you guys, they loved it! You can find the original post on the Wired Educator site, but I’ve included most of it below. It’s…

Adding Tech Spice To PE

A big thanks to @TechforPE (Jorge Rodriguez) for posting a video about using Comic Life posters and augmented reality in the classroom. Here are some of the lesson details from PE Stations at Harvard Elementary: • Portfolio set up •…

Book Summary

  Just a short post highlighting this great comic page from @missjillyteach. Her students put together comic pages summarizing John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars.

Global Collaboration

I love to see educators embracing available technology with creative projects. We’ve seen some incredible ideas coming from @PEGeeks, in particular a post by Jon Tait about a recent transatlantic effort. The students of Merton School, Wisconsin and Woodham Academy,…

Advertisement Analysis

Comic Life can be used to break down images. Elements like speech balloons and arrows can be directed to pin point areas of a picture, explain what’s being represented and tease out meaning. Students at Flordale primary school in Mississauga,…

How-To Aurasma Comic

Fresh from the A Matter of Literacy blog, I give you an Aurasma Comic Tutorial! Aurasma is another tool for bringing augmented reality into your world. Not only is the tutorial below handy, it’s also a great use of Comic…

The Hunger Game

PGDE students create a game called “You Are What You Eat” during Mayhoon Ed Tech Showcase. In the game students put two characters head to head, pitting exercise and food intake against each other. From the Gamify Your Teaching Workshop…

Augmented Reality In Comics

Now this… This is cool. Students are able to create worlds where dragons fly out of school walls?! Thanks to the advances in technology (and general awesomeness of the educational tools out there) classrooms can now be transformed into the…

Creative How-To Guides

We are fortunate to get so many great ideas from Comic Life users around the world. Lately we’ve seen a lot of examples of using Comic Life to create how-to guides for everything from using microscopes to creating secure passwords.…

Teaching Letter Sounds

Bobbie of Bobbie Tales uses Comic Life to illustrate examples of letter sounds in words. In the two-page comic below she emphasizes the schwa (ə) sound formed by the letter A. It’s more fun than a sound chart, wouldn’t you…

Volcanoes!

Two students, Yam and Leon, created a wonderfully in depth explanation of volcanoes. These year five students used the Retro template from Comic Life 2 for iOS to get started. They did an impressive job of fitting in all of…