Module 5: Book and Comic Making

Welcome to the final module for this project! This week, we’ll be learning about making digital books and comic books.

Storyboard That

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Free for basic accounts, pricing available for a group of educational accounts with a 14-day trial.

Students can create storyboards for their creative writing projects or any sort of writing or presentations. Or, they can use Storyboard That as a stand-alone storytelling tool.

Make Beliefs

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Make 2, 3, or 4-panel comic strips using a variety of characters and backgrounds. You do not need an account to create a strip, but you have limited options for sharing and saving comics, unlike websites where you must create an account.

ZooBurst

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Create digital 3D pop-up books! A free, basic account allows you to create 10 books, upload your own images for backgrounds and characters, and write 10-page stories. Paid accounts, starting at $10/month, allow for more books and pages, as well as student accounts that you can manage.

  • Read through the About Zooburst page
  • Watch this six-minute Zooburst video tutorial
  • Flip through some of these sample pop-up books. Remember to click on the exclamation point above a character to see their dialogue.
  • Create a free Zooburst account here and try your hand at making a pop-up book. Use the included clip art to write a brief story of your choice.

StoryBird

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StoryBird is a lovely website that allows you to make art-inspired picture books. Teachers can create a free account for up to 35 students in one “class,” which allows for unlimited stories, managed assignments, and sharing features. There are paid accounts also. Storybirds can be printed as books for a fee.