ComicLife projects and ideas ...
Easy to create! Easy to share!
ComicLife files can easily be "Exported as a web page" as well as ...
• Exported as jpeg files (for sharing electronically -- never try to email a ComicLife file)
• Printed to PDF (still big files, but faster printing)
• Exported directly to iPhoto (which can then be shown as a slide show)
• Exported to a Quicktime movie
For those of you new to ComicLife, check out the ComicLife gallery at: http://plasq.com/comiclife/gallery/ to see the possibilities.
★ Be sure to download the free cartoon character artwork from artist Esa Holopainen, at the Plasq website:
Download for Mac (pdf) or Windows (png) -- for non-commercial use (see rights in the download file).
To place more than one graphic in a panel:
For Mac: Hold down the Command key
For Windows: Hold down the ALT key
Esa's website is Bloodhound Comics: http://www.verikoirat.com/englanti/indexe.html
Some popular ComicLife features include:
• Image Filtering for your photos (make your photos look like drawing)
• Built-in iPhoto and Finder image browser (all your iphoto pictures show up for easy drag and drop into your project)
• Library of pre-made templates, styles and fonts
• iSight image capture (capture pictures using your computer)
• Bendable comic lettering text (much more flexible than WordArt in PowerPoint)
Atomic Learning provides tutorials online through "Lesson Accelerator" project launchers on topics such as:
* Character Comics
* Fat? Or Fit?
* Internet Safety - Be Aware
* Picture Perfect Alphabet
* Spanish Matching Game
* Who Am I?
* Color Web Book
Here's a link to the "Fat or Fit?" Project Launcher from AtomicLearning:
ComicLife Creativity from Scott Meech: http://smeech-presos.wikispaces.com/Comic+Life
Also check out this extensive Comic Life resource page from Judy Epcke from Dist. 28 and Marilee Sarlitto at Dist. 96:
http://comic-life.wikispaces.com/... which includes excellent student samples and downloadable teacher-created templates.
Suggestions for creating your comic: http://web.uvic.ca/%7Etpelton/comicrelief/makingacomic.html
A few more curriculum ideas...
- Social Studies: Anxiety Disorders
- World Languages: About me scrapbooking
- Science: Each student is assigned an atomic model, and then research general background info on the scientist. They describe what their atom looked like at the time.
- Science: Body systems
English: Vocabulary examples.
- Science: Classification
- Fairy Tale Elements
ComicLife Examples on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/comiclife/
"Of Mice and Men" from Jerome Burg: http://web.mac.com/ghsinfo/iWeb/OMAM/The%20Slideshow.html
"We Learn as We Grow" Garden Project: http://www6.district125.k12.il.us/~gijohnso/learn_as_you_grow/Garden2007/Launcher.html
Tools for creating, editing, sharing ...
Digital cameras, iPhoto, ComicLife,
other online tools, as needed.
★ iPhoto – http://www.apple.com/ilife/iphoto/
★ Comic Life – http://plasq.com/comiclife/ or for Windows, http://plasq.com/comiclife-win/
★ Flickr -- http://www.flickr.com
Owned by Yahoo, Flickr is a tremendous resource for images. Many Flickr users have chosen to "share" their work with a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through photos under each type of license.
★ FdFlickr Toys -- http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/
check out Motivator, movie poster, trading cards, billboards and more!
- Slideshow tool example
- Motivator example
★ iWork Pages or Keynote – http://www.apple.com/iwork/
★ Pics4Learning.com --http://pics4learning.com
Copyright friendly images. Share your work with other educators.
Online Creative Fun with Images
★ Favorite Flickr Mashups from Photojojo - http://photojojo.com/content/guides/favorite-flickr-mashups/
★ Create photobooks from your Flickr photos - http://www.pimpampum.net/bookr/
★ My del.icio.us bookmarks for more Flickr-related websites:
★ Favorite Flickr Sites from David Jakes - http://www.jakesonline.org/flickrsites.htm
★ FlickerStorm -- http://www.zoo-m.com/flickr-storm/
★ Use your webcam to take fun pictures -- your image into interesting templates (picture your face as the Mona Lisa)
-- http://cameroid.com and -- http://faceinhole.com
★ Your photos into slide shows from Animoto -- http://animoto.com (through Dec. only, sign up for free educator account)