ICT student textbook/Making comic strips

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Communication with graphics level 3 Making comic strips Making posters

Making comic strips

Objectives

  1. Expressing ideas and stories using a combination of images and text
  2. Creating dialogues and story boards

What prior skills are assumed

  1. Understanding the process of story telling and developing a story board
  2. Creating images using a digital tool like Tux Paint or digitizing hand drawn images
  3. Combining text and images in a text document, with use of tables

What resources do you need

  1. Stories for creating comic strips (from languages, science; e.g., what is the science behind "Rabbit and tortoise" story)
  2. Handout for Tux Paint
  3. Handout for Libre Office Writer
  4. Handout for Screenshot
  5. Templates for conversation bubbles

What digital skills will you learn

  1. Creating images and adding text using Tux Paint
  2. Combining the images with additional text in a text document
  3. Creating tables and inserting pictures in a text document

Description of activity with detailed steps

Teacher led activity

You must have seen Amar Chitra Katha. What if you could create your own Amar Chitra Katha for your Telugu or science stories? Would you not be interested? Your teacher will show you how to add images and text to create a comic strip. We will use some ready made images as below as well as conversation bubbles to create a comic strip for the story.

Your teacher will demonstrate the following:

  1. Adding images to the Tux Paint folder (you have done this earlier in the activity for creating animations).
  2. Adding text to the image
  3. Taking a screenshot and naming it correctly
  4. Inserting image in a text document

Student activities

  1. Your teacher will identify stories and concepts or events for you to create comic strips. She will also give you some ideas for social messages (like health, food wastage, vaccination) for which you can create comic strips.
  2. You should create comic strips of 3-5 images on the given idea
  3. In groups, create a novel as a comic story.

Portfolio

  1. Your folder of images created and edited using Tux Paint
  2. Your text document with the comic story