This is a fantastic poster made by Tony Crosse using Comic Life 3! It is a “UCC (University College Cork) committee led Poster Campaign highlighting social prejudice.”
Tony Crosse continues, “I enjoyed using Comic Life 3 It’s definitely an app to keep handy for sequential presentations and quick comic strip layout. The fact I can drop in speech bubbles and edit all the content is way cool indeed!!”
Thanks Tony! What a wonderful message and use of Comic Life! Thanks for sharing!
Megan Bowe posted the following amazing Comic Life Athletics Resource Cards over at pescholar.com – and we just had to share them with you all!
Please visit pescholar.com for downloadable copies of the Athletics Resource Cards that cover the following sports; Discus, High-Jump, Hurdles, Javelin, Long-Jump, Shot-Putt, and Sprinting.
Megan says these “Comic Life Athletics Resource Cards … can be used to either encourage independent learning (students work through the card in groups or independently) or to aid your delivery during a PE lesson.
They might also be useful for GCSE/BTEC/A-Level lessons if you wanted to analyse a sport or link to different theory aspects.
I hope you find them helpful.”
We hope you find them useful also! Thanks for sharing, Megan!
Porchester Junior students are on the lookout for a good Highwayman. Their standards are high, but I feel that it would be a welcoming community for all qualified applicants.
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I’m not sure about you, but if I learn something in the context of a story I am much more likely to remember the details. Educators have accessed the incredible story telling power of Comic Life to engage students in the process of retelling stories.
Ms. Jordan’s fourth year students create a comic of The Butterfly Lion. Check out their great work!
Here at plasq we are all pretty excited about the FIFA World Cup. It’s crazy. The talk about code and user requests and site updates is paralleled with conversations about the games, what happened with that foul in the opening match, how many goals have already been scored this year. And, of course, we have some good old fashioned rivalries between our little international team. In the end it’s all good fun. So here’s our hat tip to the host country, created in Comic Touch.
Farsley Fairfield KS1 students are participating in a really creative project that follows an author during this year’s FIFA World Cup! Students are creating stories that follow along with chapters posted by Tom Palmer, author of Foul Play: Brazil. Take a look at the project description and see how these students are engaging with international events, critical reading and following their passion!
Click to view Foul Play: Brazil by Tom Palmer
We have read the first chapter of Tom Palmer’s exciting story, ‘Foul play:Brazil.’ we are already gripped and can’t wait to read the next chapter! While the World Cup is on, Tom will write and post a new chapter every day.
We will be following the story closely and we are very lucky because Tom Palmer is actually going to come and visit us for a special reading breakfast on June 30th! We are also going to visit Farsley Library on July 16th for a session based on Tom’s books and to take part in a writing session together.
Here are some of the front covers we designed using the iPad app, Pic Collage, and some back covers with blurb, created using Pic Collage or Comic Life.
I am always surprised with how many Physical Education comics we see week in and week out. Though I guess I shouldn’t be because those are they are the most active teachers… get it? Most active. Heh.
Aaaaanyway… Take a look at these great photo comics used for education. These were created by teachers around the globe!
There is a bag of resources here for Athletics and Rounders comics.
From PE Scholar – there are several more, high resolution PE images available on their site.
From Jay Wheeler
From The Curly Librarian
From Kate Cooper
From Ossie Sarkodee
From @Unity_PE (created in Comic Touch)
We’ve been having deep thoughts about script writing and education in our offices lately, and I wanted to reach out to our community with them.
Comic Life 3 received a major overhaul on several fronts, including the work flow process, which is what I want to discuss today. Here at plasq we do not pretend to be educators, but we have spent years listening and adapting our apps based on the suggestions and needs of the educators with which we have spoken. One of the requirements we have repeatedly encountered is the need for students to show their process. With Comic Life 3 we tried to build an app that would unobtrusively help display the student’s process by breaking the comic down into distinct segments: script, images and layout.
In Comic Life 3 we built in a Script Editor, a space for students to write and plan their stories before moving on to the layout stage of their comic. We designed the script to be static, which means that once the student has moved into the layout stage of comic creation the script will not dynamically change with edits made in speech balloons on the comic page. We wanted for teachers and students to be able to see how the script may have been revised along the way.
Here’s how we envision the steps:
The script is the first draft of the comic, the framework of the story that the students are building. The images are the next step in the process, where the student fleshes out the storyline with their visual direction. The final revision occurs during the layout process, when the text in the balloons and captions undergoes an editing process to work with the images and page layout.
The line between what an app can possibly be made to do and what would be the most useful for the users is an interesting line to walk. We have our reasons for how Comic Life 3 is structured, but we always appreciate feedback. Get in touch with us through our “What should we write about next?” box below, or email us directly at email@example.com.
I’m not sure if you’ve heard of this little publication that’s been around a while, The New York Times. They just put out an article about making your own comics, and guess who is at the top of the heap? That’s right, Comic Life! Yeah, baby!
Here are some excerpts from Kit Eaton’s article, Transforming Your Photos Into Comic Strips:
“Of the comic book apps I’ve used, Comic Life, $5 for an iOS version, has the most features and works best on an iPad because of the bigger screen.”
“Because the app relies on your photos to create stories, you don’t need any drawing skills to get a good result.”
“I love the way the app allows you to edit tiny details, from the shape and style of word bubbles to the size and placement of each story cell.”
Read the full article on The New York Times site.
This is about how I feel right now:
Michaela Wilkinson - a PE Teacher, Netballer and Skier – recently posted a tweet that caught our eye!
Tried @comiclife with the Jigsaw Learning concept for a Cricket lesson focussing on Fielding! #peerteaching by @MWilkinsonPE
We had to reach out to Michaela to find out more.
What is the Jigsaw Learning concept?
Jigsaw Learning is a concept taken from ‘Cooperative Learning’ whereby the students become independent learners and peer teach each other. In their ‘home groups’ they will number
themselves 1-5, and then there will be 5 different work stations where the 1’s will go to station 1, 2’s to station 2 and so on. They will each learn and discover the activity outlined by a resource at their allocated stations, and will then return to their home groups. Almost like a carousel the groups will then rotate around each station, and whoever in the group learnt the station, they will then peer teach their group to understand it too! Discover more about Jigsaw Learning here (PDF).
Sounds like a wonderful learning experience! Why did you decide to use Comic Life as your program of choice to create your cricket lessons? And will you use Comic Life again?
Comic Life is so pleasing to the eye and captures the attention of visual learners! I would definitely use it because of its appearance and also for how user friendly it is!
How do the students respond to resources created with Comic Life?
From my experience the pupils engage with Comic Life resources far more than they have with standard resources created on Word for example!
Wonderful! Thank you Michaela. You can follow Michaela on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/MWilkinsonPE
Below are the Jigsaw Learning Resources by Michaela Wilkinson that focus on Cricket fielding created within Comic Life. Happy fielding!