Telling The Story of the Titanic

We all know that the story of the Titanic, and its ill fated journey lends itself to epic retellings from musicals to films to novels. Anyone with a radio in 1997 remembers Celine Dion singing about her heart going on and on and on and on and on and on while people watching the blockbuster movie all agree that there was plenty of room for two on that floating door.

Take a look at this video from Richard Campbell‘s class where students present news stories reporting on the headline events. “My students created project outlines based on the Titanic book series by Gordon Korman. Students used Explain Everything and Comic Life to complete their project outlines.”But some of the new stories created centering on the Titanic are pretty wonderful as well. Two separate schools recently posted comics students created about the Titanic.

This blog comes straight from the pages of Arweinwyr Digidol Preseli! Take a look at this lesson storytelling with Comic Life and Showbie.

Recently I did an iPads session with my History class.

As we are studying Titanic, I thought that it would be great to learn by ‘creating’, so I decided to use an app called ‘Comic Life‘. ‘Comic Life’ is an app which creates simple comics and is very easy to use. It allowed us to take photographs of important dates and facts, and every student managed to create a comic page within only an hour!


How did we transfer the comic pages to our teacher?


Naturally, our teacher wanted to see everyone’s work in order to assess and print them.To do this, we used an app called Showbie which allowed us to export our documents to our teacher’s account (and swiftly!).How successful was the activity?Most of the class enjoyed the task but it was interesting to see that one or two pupils found controlling themselves with the iPad camera a challenge. I hope to do something similar to this activity again this term in Religious Education.

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