Monday, October 18, 2010

Using a Comic Book Creator with Character Education

This week my students will be using the Marvel Create Your Comic web application to illustrate this month's character education word peace.

Originally I thought I would have the students use the application to create a fractured fairy tale. That entails re-telling a fairy tale from the point of view of one of the characters. I start that lesson by reading The True Story of the Three Little Pigs an amazing story by Jon Scieszka. Unfortunately, the application does not allow the comics to be saved. The students would have to create a couple pages in class then download them. I think this would really alter the flow of the story (even if they had already written it out.) That is when I decided to go with the character ed. word.

This may sound like I am trying to fit a lesson around a web app, but that is only because I am :)

1 comment:

Rease said...

Hi, i'm in Dr. Strange's EDM310 class and i've been reading your blog. What a creative way to involve the students in the story. It’s amazing how technology can make everything so interactive and exciting. I think this type of application will really enhance the learning experience for your students and make learning fun for them. There is nothing wrong with fitting a lesson around a web application because students will gain a lot from this experience.