To end off the year having some fun and to work on our media skills my class and I have been busy making comics using Bitstrips for Schools. This is a fabulous online comic creator program that allows you create a virtual classroom for your students! It is FREE for Ontario teachers but available for a small fee for others as well. There are packages for individual teachers, schools and HOMESCHOOLERS as well!!
Once you have signed up for your account then you distribute a code to your students to log in and start creating comics. As the teacher you are able to see all the work completed by your students, send comics back for revision and allow students to comment on each other's comics. There is also a fabulous activity bank from which you can picked previously created lessons and assignments for your class. So far my students have created an avatar, a comic to introduce themselves and like my example above a comic to show where they want to go in the future. It has been great to see my student's writing and literacy skills in action.