Last week to celebrate Digital Learning Day, our elementary PE Bart Jones came to me with a GREAT idea. He wanted to take the information found on the "Let's Move" website and have the students create comics as a "take away" from what they were learning during his classes each day.
Let's Move is the health initiative launched by First Lady, Michelle Obama. It promotes health, activity, and a way of living that will create a healthier generation of kids.
Bart gave me the information that he was covering with all of the students and I then drew a storyboard for them to use when creating their comics.
We talked about what tools they could use to create their comics. We have ComicLife on our MacBooks that they love using so this would be one choice. I also added a few online comic creators to the Van Meter 5th Grade Symbaloo.Comic Master, Graphic Novel Creator and Make Beliefs Comixs were the two on the Symbaloo....The 5th graders were so excited to try these out.
I was also super excited to find PowToon in the Edmodo App Store last week.
And the really cool thing....There is a special introductory special for PowToon in Edmodo right now. You can purchase it for your Group for $15.00, instead of the regular $75.00.
As I walked around the library, it was so much fun seeing all of the different tools they were using.
A lot of students chose to use ComicMaster, especially the ones that wanted the graphic novel type feel to their work.
Just another fun way to celebrate Digital Learning Day everyday! :)