Are you looking for new ways engage reluctant writers in your classroom?
Improving literacy can be a challenge, especially when learners are not engaged with the material. Have you tried integrating a free tech tool into your lesson plans to engage learners? Comics Head is a free tool your students can use to illustrate their own digital stories. Creating comics engages students and encourages them to explore vocabulary, summarize information, and contextualize what they learn in a creative way.
Using Comics Head, students can choose from thousands of backgrounds, characters, and props to customize their comics. However, it won’t take your budding artists forever to finish their creations because the pre-designed templates available make it simple to finalize each work in a timely manner.
Interested to learn more about engaging your reluctant writers? Here are some materials you may be interested in:
What Fun! Improve Literacy with 10 Free Comic Tools and Apps – Learn from tech pro Shelly Terrell as she shares various free comic creation tools, as well as classroom activities that help improve literacy.
Inspired by Media: Creative Writing for the Digital Age – Would you like to spice up writing assignments for your students and get them energized about writing? Learn how to embed media — photography, artwork, and videos — into creative writing tasks using an online learning platform to inspire short stories, poetry, articles, historical fiction, and tons of other cool things.
The Top 5 Chrome App Extensions for Researching and Writing – Are you looking for new ways to leverage your technology for easier and better research and writing? If so, then this session is for you. Join tech trainer Dawn Berkeley as she shares several Google Chrome apps and extensions that can help facilitate the researching and writing process.
I hope you enjoy exploring Comics Head and some of these other tools. If you happen to create a comic of your own, make sure to share a link with us here in the comments section!
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.