Updated: May 3, 2019
I took part in an animation webinar recently. The girl, sadly I can't remember her name, mentioned that she really should be starting her projects by creating a storyboard, for example on Storyboardthat. I heard the name but I had no idea what she's taking about so I Googled it .... and this is how I fell in love with storyboardthat.com
Storyboard that is website which lets you create storyboards and comic strips. It's got loads of attractive graphics and an option of uploading your own pictures. It's really easy to use, it literally took me 10 minutes to work it out. It took even less time for my students to work it out. To show you just a couple of option available I took a short video of my computer screen. See for yourselves how brilliant it is:
From the moment I saw it and saw how easy it was to use, I knew I had to use it with my kids!! 😃 You know how in many course books there are certain dialogues introducing language functions that the kids need to study? Usually when I ask my students to write a dialogue they are apprehensive. When I asked them to turn the dialogue into a comic they couldn't get enough of it!! 💚💚💚 I'll show you two of my favourites.
I like this one, by Antosia, because of the work that went into all the details:
I like this one, by Orest, because of the comic effect 😂
There's more to love, though! There's an option of creating a teacher account (you need to pay for that) and assigning students to different classes!! With students younger than 13 we can make an account for them without using any of the kids' personal data.
I have access to all of my students accounts. This means that when I ask them to create a comic I can check at any time where they are with their assignment. I can also download their work in different formats and make notes on it to let them know what needs to be corrected. I can even edit their work if I want to.