Comic strips are powerful educational tools that can be used in the classroom for a variety of educational purposes. As I explained in the Comic Strips Guide for Teachers, students can use it to visually retail stories in their digital storytelling projects. They can be used to teach vocabulary, grammar, writing, reading, speaking, etc. As a teacher, you can engage students in meaningful and handwriting activities by getting them to write stories based on pre-made comic strip templates. Likewise, you can use comic strips to enhance your speaking and pronunciation skills by giving them the opportunity to practice new learned vocabulary objects or rehearse their comics in front of an entire class.
|Source: Applied Digital Skills
There are many comic strip making tools you can use in this regard. This post contains some of my top recommendations for teachers and students. Canvas also offers a great collection of comic strip templates ready to use in the classroom. However, if you created your own comic strips from scratch, Google Drawings is a great place to do this.
In This chapter
From Applied Digital Skills, you and your students will learn how to use Google Drawing (including Google Docs) to design your own comic strips. You will learn how to plan for the story; Design characters; How to add shapes, text boxes, callouts and objects to each frame and more.
This video tutorial has the following explanatory short clips: Introduction (5 minutes) to create a comic strip, add words and thoughts to the characters (6 min), create a comic strip wrap-up (5 min), plan your story (10 min.) , Set your drawing (7 minutes), draw your comic (12 minutes) and add color to your comic strip (15 minutes). Using Google Drawing to create comic strips, students will need to practice the following digital skills: resize and format elements of drawing, create and format tables, insert tables into drawings, insert elements like callouts, shapes and lines, and add text to drawings.
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Learn more about how to use Google Drawings to create educational comic strips.