As the graphic novel medium has grown popular, the web has kept up with sites and services that make cartooning easy. The most recent and most promising tool is Toondoo, a simple-to-use web application that lets you create comic strips and graphic novels, using the archive of characters and settings or making your own. I create the above comic in about ten minutes. Your students might make use of the free account to turn key scenes from literary works into comic strips, or to create comic strips that explain key ideas (e.g. what is bullying?). I’m going to play around with this a bit more, but this looks like a very cool site.
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