How to use Comic Life in the Classroom


  • Retelling an event - excursion (with photos)
  • Genre study
  • Procedures, to tell the children how to do something, comics with photos of the procedure being done
  • Social stories
  • narratives
  • retelling a story
  • storyboarding
  • storyboard for a podcast
  • create headings/titles for a podcast
  • invitations
  • information report
  • poster
  • anything that requires a graphic e.g CD cover
  • Graphic novel
  • Visual literacy
  • Photos of children - altering photos for publishing on the web
  • Kid pix drawing save and the save into Comic Life
  • Use with a graphic tablet
  • Oral langauge skills - eg tone and tenor, sarcasm using comics and speech bubbles
  • Visual script for those who cannot read
  • non-verbal text
  • Close activity - place the picture and have the students create the text in the speech bubble or create the text in the speech bubble and ask the students to find appropriate images
  • Social skills - child protection or drug education as to what a student response should be to a scenario/image
  • Create photo effects in Photo Booth using the special effects to create a mood with the images
  • How to be comics/instructions- how to be a good friend, how to solve a problem and how to behave appropriately in the playground
  • Creating Diagrams for explanation as evidence of the child's learning or understandings.