AASL Recommended App: Content Creation: Comic Life 3

In June 2016, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced their 25 Best Apps for Teaching and Learning. The apps encourage qualities such as innovation and active participation, and are user-friendly.

comic_lifeThe app Comic Life 3 allows users to turn their pictures into comics. The app features templates, balloons, captions, photo filters, and lettering art. All that is required to create a comic is some photos and text! The app works well for making fliers, storyboards, and school projects. The app includes Script Editor, which recognizes keywords and allows users to drag them into their comic. This app is a helpful addition not only to Language Arts, but also Social Studies and Science. Check out their blog for ways to incorporate the app into your classroom.

Cost: $4.99
Level: Upper Elementary, Middle and High School
Platforms: iOS

For more information on the usefulness of comics in the classroom, read this article from Scottish Book Trust that includes links to other similar resources. Watch this video that highlights some of the features of the app (it looks so fun!):