Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Thing 10.....

Working with these pict tools was really cool. I liked how I was able to play around and get what I wanted. However, I would like to know how to find a way to save a comic strip that I really liked (http://www.gocomics.com/reallifeadventures/) and play around with that. Regardless, I enjoyed finding new ways to play with the tons of picts that I have. It's like having a whole new set of picts all over again.

For the inspirational picts I used http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/motivator.php I thought this was a very easy and friendly site. I didn't need to sign up, which I really like, (too many steps and I'm outta here). I recommend this site, if you enjoy these kinds of things.

The other site I used http://www.comicstripgenerator.com/ I thought it was a bit of a hassel. One too many steps, and when I tried to upload a photo to use a comic bubble, I spent almost all afternoon trying to figure out how to place the bubble. I do like the calvin & hobbes comic, but there wasn't a big pool of stuff that I liked in their library.

I think I can use this to show the kids what makes sense in their writing. It's easy to just write about anything, but when you have to relate it to a topic or a picture, then you have to do some thinking.

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Made with free image tools @ TXT2PIC.com


A Mitch said...

I agree, Ultimate Teacher! I like to going to sites without having to sign up. I have signed up for many things. I am forgeting my passwords combinations.How can we have our kids use these sites without signing up or having an email address?

UltimateTeacher said...

I found myself in this same situation last spring. I'm not sure about this step. I noticed that some second graders have an email address, while others have problems even turning on a comp. I'm sure there's a website out there that has tackeled this issue. If I find it, I'll be sure to share.