In an earlier post I talked about my Digital Story Telling class. One of the tools we were using for that class was Bitstrips for Schools. You may already be familiar with Bitstrips through Facebook or by using www.bitstrips.com. For my students, I use Bitstrips for School. There is a charge for this website, but it is worth it to me to be able to monitor what they are doing. Bitstrips for Schools lets you make assignments. As students create their avatars, they are added to a class picture, which I think is hilarious. There are lots of instructional ideas on the website that you can use for assignments. There is also a 30 day free trial, if you want to check it out before making a financial commitment.
Here is a little more information about Bitstrips for Schools.
Since that time I have introduced the rest of my class to this website. During the month of February we used it to create an avatar and an introductory comic strip introducing ourselves. Now we are using it in connection with health. We have been learning about the digestive system and good nutrition. Students were to create a comic strip about healthy eating. I am pretty impressed with what they have come up with.
You can check out our class gallery and see my students Bitstrips by clicking here.