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1. ReadWriteThink ~ This is one of the simplest comic creators to use. Very student/teacher friendly! Planning Sheet : http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson195/comic-strip-planning.pdf
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The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. After completing their comic, students have the ability to print out and illustrate their final versions for feedback and assessment.



2. Super Action Comic Maker ~ This will appeal to the boys in your class!
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3. MakeBeliefsComix ~ This is easy to use and can be printed easily.
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Tutorial: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Diagram/ Printable Version of Comics: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Printables/ Tutorial used by Mrs. Murphy with third grade: http://screencast.com/t/YjgxZTkyMW

4. Garfield ~ This is limited but very user friendly.
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5. Disney Comic ~ More of a poster than a comic. Easy to use and nice print capability.
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6. The Superhero Squad Show ~ This allows you to create a comic or an entire comic book. Very easy to use and print.
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7. Dr. Who Comic Creator ~ based on the television show. Can "play" comic and print with ease.
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8. Comic Life ~ This is an awesome tool, but there is a fee for use.

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How to Use Comic Life in the Classroom Comic Life Tutorial Slide Show



Other comic sites: 5. comiqs 6. Bitstrips 7. Witty Comics 8. Pixton 9. Super Lame 10. Kerpoof 11. pikikids 12. Stage'd 13. Charlotte's Web 14. ToonDoo 15. Professor Garfield Comic Lab 16. Goanimate
ToonDoo - of those listed, it seems the best option for schools right now - no fee, open source. There are some concerns with content that may appear, but there is a PRIVATE button you can enable - and they are working on an educational site...

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Click here to get your classes started on ToonDoo.


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Comiqs - provides comic structure, word balloons but have to load own pictures

Bitstrip - 14 day free trial for basic account of 40 users, then from $9.95 to $29.95 per month

Pixton for Schools (14 free days with max. 30 users then you have to pay

Comic Life - 30 days for free then you need to pay; also have to download the app :(