Comics add interest to communicating with students

I recently attended a conference session entitled: “Dennis the Menace and Spiderman Challenge Socrates.” The discussion talked about how to deliver content, announcements, lessons that use graphic comic strips to add interest to the words. I must say, I was intrigued with how interesting it was, and how easy it was to create, with the many free (or inexpensive) software solutions. Some are web based. I easily created a strip to add to my next day presentation, to add some humor and color to the otherwise dry presentation. Check these resources out, if you have some free time.

http://makebeliefscomix.com/
http://www.toonboom.com/main/
http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/
http://humboldt.edu/~jdv1/zimbra/campaign-4-week-strips.gif
http://www.bam.gov/sub_yourLife/yourlife_comiccreator.html
http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/comics/zoomcomic.html

Comic Book Creator 2 http://www.amazon.com/Planetwide-Media-160200150-2-Comic-Creator/dp/B000V2KKBG was recommended by presenter Joan van Duzer of Humboldt State University. She created a tutorial and example for doing comic-related delivery. Take a look at her work to see what can be done.
http://humboldt.edu/~jdv1/comix/3zimbra3.pdf

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