Last weeks Tech Tip about Cartooning started some interesting buzz. I’ve heard of several teachers using a Cartooning site with their students for writing. If you found www.toondoo.com to be difficult to work with, found objectionable material, or you just didn’t want to create an account here are two others that you can use. These are also free and do not require you to sign up for anything. http://www.comicstripgenerator.com/
Here is a link to a lesson that someone created for comic strips in Second Grade. http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/BuilderV03/LPTools/LPShared/lpdisplay.asp?LPID=15747
These two sites have several lesson plans for 3-5th grade. http://comicsintheclassroom.net/xlessonplans2.html
There are lots more lesson plans out there for Comic Strip Lessons. Google is a good thing.
Again with any site “you” preview it first before you let your students on it. Be Safe!
Btw: www.toondoo.com is working on a student version for kids. I’ll let you know when that comes out.
This week’s new Tech Tip is more inspirational than it is a tip. The George Lucas Educational Foundation’s Edutopia web site is a site for education and technology. It has a video that dignifies the use of technology in the classroom. It is 5 min long and worth it. Let it inspire you to use technology in your classroom. http://www.edutopia.org/video/frame.php?id=Art_1127&keyword=137
By the way, www.edutopia.com is a great site for learning more about technology integration.