A wee while ago a colleague and I attended a workshop on Youth Participation. Whilst there we came across some software called ‘Comic Life.’ Basically it offers a range of comic templates, links to your photos stored in your computer and you can choose speech bubbles, text boxes and headlines.
I’ve used it successfully with reluctant writers and children with ASN. Its so easy to use that I haven’t opened the manual yet! Click on the boxes and the photo resizes to the box, write in the text boxes and speech bubbles and they resize with the text. Drag into place and hey presto – a very professional comic starring your pupils!!
Comic Life is on the refreshed laptops. Ask IT if you don’t have it. Have fun!