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 :)