Comic Life

This week at school the senior classes have been using an app called Comic Life.  The classes have used it to organise and present their knowledge as part of this term’s Unit of Inquiry. 

We decided to purchase the Comic Life app because it can be used by students at all year levels and in all subject areas.  It is only limited by imagination!  It is the most expensive app we have bought so far ($5.49) but we feel it is going to be worth it.

Here’s what two of our ICT Captains, Cam and Tyler, had to say about it:

Comic Life is good for making comics without paper.  You can add photos from the camera roll.  This means you can take a photo of yourself or take a screen shot and edit it.  Comic Life can be used in the classroom in many ways.  Children can make posters or comics on lots of topics including how to be healthy or how to clean your teeth or even about Comic Life. 

Comic Life is a good app for literacy because you can add text in boxes or speech bubbles.  There are really cool text types that you can do and backgrounds as well.  You can colour the background by pressing the little ‘i’ button at the top of the screen.  Headings can be changed and different fonts, sizes and colours selected. 

 

Have you used Comic Life? What for?

Do you like reading and/or writing comics? Why?

 

iPads & Puppet Pals

This term we started using our school iPads.  It’s lots of fun and a great way to learn new things.

For the past fortnight, each class has been exploring an app called Puppet Pals.  There is a free version and also a paid version.  The paid version costs $2.99 and we think it is excellent value for money.  It has more characters and backgrounds than the free version.  After all, you get what you pay for!

Puppet Pals is a story telling app that can be used on iPods, iPads and even iPhones.   Basically, you choose characters and backgrounds and then record a story.  When you record you can also move the characters around the stage and make them bigger or smaller.   It’s easy to use and suitable for all year levels.  You can also use your own photos for characters and backgrounds.

 

 

We think Puppet Pals is a super fun app that is also good for making narratives which make sense.  Try it today!

Have you used Puppet Pals before? 

What do you like about it?

What would you make a Puppet Pal about?