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Comics Creator iOS App [$1.99]
http://bit.ly/13K7zQO
Comics Creator iOS App [$1.99]
Turn your personal photography into a real, full-length Comic Book!
That’s right – grab a drink, sit back, and relax. Comic Creator allows you to manually insert your pictures into our fully-customizable templates for the best, most creative comic book experience on the market.
Rotate, pan, zoom in, & zoom out – it’s all up to your endless imagination. Our pre-designed selection of 10 templates give you the ability to toggle and manipulate the pictures that fit your comic the best. But that’s not all. Feel free to choose from 12 different stylized bubble captions that make your story POP!.
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PhotoComic iOS App [$0.99]
http://bit.ly/13K709E
PhotoComic iOS App [$0.99]
Capture the right moments and be creative with PhotoComic! Create your own comic strip and share with your friends.
With various bubbles, layouts and action words you can create what ever you want with PhotoComic.
Start by selecting a layout, then add photos to each frame. PhotoComic is easy to use and discover. Each added bubble body and tail is movable. Interaction with every object is possible by double-tapping.
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Toontastic iPad App [free]
http://bit.ly/13K6tnX
Toontastic iOS App [free]
Toontastic is a storytelling and creative learning tool that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world through simple and fun imaginative play! With over 2 million cartoons created in over 150 countries, parents and teachers rave about the app... and kids can't stop creating!
Making cartoons with Toontastic is as easy as putting on a puppet show - simply press the record button, move your characters onscreen, and tell your story. Toontastic records your animation and voice as a cartoon video to share with friends and family on ToonTube, the app's global storytelling network for kids.
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Strip Designer iOS App [$2.99]
http://bit.ly/13K5O69
Strip Designer iOS App [$2.99]
Impress your friends with your own personal comic strips, created on your iPad, iPhone or iPod using photos from your photo album or iPhone camera.
Select one of the many included page templates. Insert photos into the cells. Add a couple of balloons with fun words. Add additional effect symbols (stickers) like "Boom", "Splash", or "Bang" to spice up the story. When you are happy with your new graphic novel, share it with friends and family.
Text balloons can be positioned, sized, and rotated freely on the page. You can alter colors, font, text-size. You can give the balloons color gradients for additional impact.
Once you have finished your masterpiece you can save it to your photo album, email it to your friends, upload it to Facebook or Flickr, or create a Tweet with Twitter and Twitpic
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StoryBoardThat
http://www.storyboardthat.com/
StoryBoardThat
We offer Storyboard That in a number of different versions. All versions include our powerful Storyboard Creator. The additional features of our educational and corporate editions focus on collaboration and privacy in a multi user environment.
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StripGenerator
http://stripgenerator.com
StripGenerator
Create and enjoy comic strips with fantastic ease. Join the friendly community, making comics has never been this fun.
No registration required.
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Creating Comic Strips with Google Presentations
http://youtu.be/1BbsO8q1zi4
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Dan Awesomes Rage Maker
http://www.ragemaker.net/
Dan Awesome's Rage Maker
Simple tool for creating comics. It's great for developing simple stories and doesn't requite any login or registration.
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Make Your Own Dilbert Comic Strip
http://dilbert.com/strips/
Make Your Own “Dilbert” Comic Strip
You will need to register and log in first.
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Comics and Cartoons in Classroom : Janet Bianchini #rscon3
http://youtu.be/3r9N0TgDZeA
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Toonlet - Digital Storytelling with a Comic Strip
http://toonlet.com/
Toonlet - Digital Storytelling with a Comic Strip
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Bubblr
http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr/
Bubblr ... a tool to create comic strips using images from Flickr
For a screencast tutorial on the use of Bubblr in nteaching and learning visit http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/newBubblr
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Comic Life at a Glance (in comic form for printing)
http://bit.ly/fx1c7I
comic life at a glance ... comic format for printing
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Bitstrips
http://www.bitstripsforschools.com/
Bitstrips
Authoring .. online tool for creating and hosting and sharing comics (not free)
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Comic Master
http://www.comicmaster.org.uk/
Comic Master
Create your own short graphic novel.
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Chronicles of Akasha
http://chroniclesofakasha.com
This online graphic novel (free with registration) follows a veteran of the psychic wars and a Native American medicine man as they travel through time and alternate realities to save the world and help humanity make the evolutionary leap.
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Stage'd
http://stagedproject.com/
Stage'd is a digital toy for creating animated comics.
We want to make telling your stories easier. Being big comic and animation nerds ourselves we decided one fateful night to have a go at creating a mash-up.
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ToonDoo
http://www.toondoo.com/
ToonDoo
ToonDoo is a cool, comic-creating tool from Jambav, a fun site for kids. Jambav is devoted to creating a unique array of free and customizable online games of educational value for children of all abilities.
You can now just drag-drop or click to create comic strips that express your views, opinions, angst or to just have fun, loads of it!
Tutorial for Teachers Screencast
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EduComics Project
http://www.educomics.org/
EduComics is an European Union Comenius education project under the Life Long Learning Programme (ref num 142424-2008-GR-COMENIUS-CMP).
It will show educators how online comics can be used in the classroom to enhance learning, engage and motivate students, and use technology in a practical and effective way.
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Chimera Comic Tutorials
http://www.scribd.com/doc/30946848/Chimera-Comic-Tutorials
Chimera Comic Tutorials
Comic tutorials for Second Life skills, acted in and created by Chimera Cosmos (aka Liz Dorland in RL). A growing set lessons used in Chimera and Spiral's Educators Group.
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ComicArtSchool ... Social Network
http://comicartschool.ning.com/
ComicArtSchool ... Social Network
You are invited to join this community for free, about drawing and making comics.
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Interactive Comic on the iPhone
http://comics.genkii.com/
Interactive Comic on the iPhone
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Tap Into The World Of Comics
http://www.slideshare.net/shend5/tap-into-the-world-of-comics
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7 Resources for Creating Cartoons and Comics
http://bit.ly/zMuLx
7 Resources for Creating Cartoons and Comics
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Comic Life
http://plasq.com/comiclife-win
Comic Life
"From the makers of Skitch is another great application for would-be doodlers and ad hoc illustrators. Comic Life is available for both the Mac and for Windows PCs, and helps you create professional-looking comic panels, photo albums, and other image layout template styles."
Comic Life lets you create astounding comics, beautiful picture albums, how-tos... and more!
The easy-to-use interface integrates seamlessly with your photo collection. Drag in your pictures, captions, Lettering text (‘ka-blam!') and speech balloons and your work is done!
You can even use your webcam within Comic Life to make a comic on the spot!
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Pixton for Schools
http://pixton.com/uk/schools/overview
Pixton for Schools
Private, virtual classroom that integrates our award-winning comic creation software in a fun, interactive learning environment.
Award-winning click-and-drag comic creator Customize everything right on the page Move characters into any pose Use in any web browser, Mac or PC Certified for use on interactive whiteboards
Bring your comics & avatars to life with animation Set keyframes, let Pixton do the rest Rendered to video for easy upload Remix with your friends
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Comiqs
http://comiqs.com/
Comiqs ... Create and share your comic-style stories
Comiqs is a service that lets our users create and share their comic-style stories with the community. We aim to provide our users with easy to use tools that transforms their most cherished and most memorable photographs into something fun. We also aim to build to build a fun and light-hearted community where people can hang out to have a laugh or two.
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Blabberize
http://blabberize.com
Here you can Blabberize your images ... i.e. have them talk ... and the mouths move.
Could be a fun tool for students to make talking comic strips
Actually not sure where I should put this on Shambles ... it's certainly fun (& clever) .... and has an educational use ... I'm just not sure where.
Blabberize Blog
Student example "Tide Pool
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iPhone iPod Touch App to make a comic
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1445088
iPhone iPod Touch App to make a comic
Tony Vincent shares some of his favorite iPod touch and iPhone apps for education. There's also audience participation. (Ustream archive)
He demonstrates the comic maker (Comic Touch) app towards the end of the presentation ... about the 40 minutes mark
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InfiniteComic : Mashup of Twitter and Flickr
http://infinitecomic.com/
InfiniteComic : Mashup of Twitter and Flickr
Type something into the keyword box to have a random comic generated just for you
"InfiniteComic takes a keyword you supply, finds a Flickr image and a tweet and turns it into an impromptu comic.
Some of the comics make no sense, while others are eerily dead-on ... can provide some interesting entertainment"
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21 Ways to Make Use of MakeBeliefsComix in the Classroom
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/How-to-Play/Educators/
21 Ways to Make Use of MakeBeliefsComix in the Classroom
Create your own comic strip online.
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Comic Strip Generator
http://stripgenerator.com/
Comic Strip Generator
Girls and boys working on stripgenerator are from different backgrounds and with different profiles, but mainly operating in internet gaming and mobile content fields.
Stripgenerator is free of charge project created to embrace the internet blogging and strip creation culture, helping the people with no drawing abilities to express their opinions via strips. Yeah, I am one of them as well.
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20 of the Best Web Comics
http://mashable.com/2009/03/03/web-comics/
20 of the Best Web Comics
"For years people have taken to the web to create comic strips without fear of censorship or having to answer to print media advertisers. Now there are thousands of web comics, making it difficult to know where to start if you’re new to the genre. From Garfield Minus Garfield to Homestar Runner, here are 20 great web comics to turn to for an entertaining read, in alphabetic order."
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Murku
http://murku.pbwiki.com/
Murku is designed to facilitate the construction of comics based on content in a Second Life, ie SL, environment.
Murku will be of interest to those who have always dreamt of creating their own comics but who find the drawing of comics either too challenging or too laborious.
Basically, Murku is a HUD (Head Up Display) that is attached to the screen. This hud provides a number of functionalities that will speed up the creation of SL comics.
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Comics Rubric
http://www.humblecomics.com/comicsedu/resources/rubric.doc
Comics Rubric
Level: 3- 12, College
"Here's a rubric I authored that evaluates the form of a student-created comics project.
I would suggest that teachers also create a separate rubric for the content of the comics, based on subject-related criteria.
I've posted my rubric as a .doc file so that teachers can modify it in any way that they see fit."

Gene Yang
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Comics in Education
http://www.humblecomics.com/comicsedu/index.html
Hello and welcome to Comics in Education
I'm Gene Yang, high school teacher and cartoonist. This site is the online version of the final project proposal for my Masters of Education degree at California State University at Hayward.
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Comic Creators
http://ability-programs-challengertafe.wikispaces.com/comic+creators
Why use Comic Creators?
Great for Visual and Kinaesthetic learners, Storyboarding, Digital story Telling, developing narratives and Literacies, reengaging young people... all disguised in a whole lot of fun!
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Pixton : online comic creator
http://pixton.com
Pixton : online comic creator
Create your own comics without having to draw. Share and remix with your friends.
For all ages. Over 150 countries, 30 languages, and growing every day. Sign up now, it's free!
Online collaboration tool for teachers and students. Engage active learning through comic strips in a private, virtual classroom. All levels: K-12, ESL, post-secondary.
Save time and money. Visualize a concept quickly without having to draw. Collaborate with your team online – all you need is a web browser.
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Comics Make for Colorful Learning
http://www.edutopia.org/comic-books-teaching-literacy
A New Literary Hero: Comics Make for Colorful Learning
Teachers have begun to accept comic books as a tool for teaching literacy through group projects.
"First graders in the after-school program at the Bronx's PS 90 spent part of last school year working collaboratively to create a comic book called The Bionic Butterfly. The title character, infected with pollutants, turned into a very strong, intelligent superhero butterfly with a mission to warn insects -- and humans -- about the dangers facing Earth's environment."
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Dealing with Challenges to Graphic Novels
http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/ifissues/graphicnovels.cfm
Dealing with Challenges to Graphic Novels
This is part of a larger project, Graphic Novels: Suggestions for Librarians (PDF), created by the National Coalition Against Censorship, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and the American Library Association.
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Graphic novels .. page at ALA wiki
http://wikis.ala.org/professionaltips/index.php/Graphic_novels
Graphic novels .. page at ALA wiki
Here is a selection of resources on graphic novels specifically for librarians ...
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Great Graphic Novels for Teens
http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/greatgraphicnovelsforteens/gn.cfm
Great Graphic Novels for Teens ... a list compiled annually by YALSA
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Bibliography of comic books
http://www.rpi.edu/%7Ebulloj/comxbib.html
This is an international bibliography of comic books, comic strips, animation, caricature, cartoons, bandes dessinees, and related topics.
We have divided the bibliography into four sections, arranged alphabetically by author, for ease of use.
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The Lair
http://www.noflyingnotights.com/lair
The Lair, featuring graphic novels for older teens and adults.
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Sidekicks
http://www.noflyingnotights.com/sidekicks/
Sidekicks, a site devoted to all those kids graphic novels out there.
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No Flying, No Tights
http://www.noflyingnotights.com/
No Flying, No Tights
The graphic novel review site for teens.
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ArtBomb
http://www.artbomb.net/
ArtBomb
Artbomb's mission is to promote diverse and sophisticated graphic novels. A more impressive array of graphic novels has never before been available for English reading audiences. And we want to get them into your hands. If you've never bought a graphic novel before, we encourage you to browse the site.
We've classified the books by genre to make it easier for you to find something that appeals to your particular tastes.
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Grammarman ESL Comics
http://www.grammarmancomic.com
Grammarman ESL Comics
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Amazing Kids! Comics Page
http://www.amazing-kids.org/akcomics.htm
Amazing Kids! Comics Page
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Online Comic Strip Generator
http://www.comicstripgenerator.com/
Online Comic Strip Generator
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