8 September 2019

Superheroes for Writing

Learning while playing has always been part of growing up. Long before digital technologies were used in classrooms, foreign language teaching had already incorporated games where skill acquisition and development were regularly introduced. 

Today, however, there is an ever growing choice of digital tools for learners to engage in and create digital artifcacts, such as stories written in visual formats. Comics are engaging for young learners and fun to create, either on their own or with partner. 

Super Hero Maker is an app which gives young learners the opportunity to put visuals of monsters and heroes together to create a story while they narrate their story. 

To create a story, learners can:

* Drag and drop multiple scenes to create a comic strip;

 * choose from 27 background scenes: skyscrapers, space ship, the moon, wild west, ice cave, deep sea

 * include 170+ animated stickers with sound effects

 * record their voice to narrate their story

Screen time doesn't need to be stifling and mind numbing with repetitive games.

Screen time can also enable story-telling with monsters and heroes expressing magical narratives and dreams.

Further Suggestions:

Create a Cartoon

Creating Comics

Narratives for Learning

Comic Life

What is student agency–and why do we need it?

Images - Pexels

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