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Classroom-Friendly Websites and Apps for Making Comics

Anybody – from preschool to high school – can be a comic book creator with these tools that help students make sequential art.

Draw and Tell - by Duck Duck Moose Publisher: Duck Duck Moose
Kids' drawings come alive with stickers, color, and voice recordings
Grades Pre-K-1
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
Superhero Comic Book Maker - by Duck Duck Moose Publisher: Duck Duck Moose
Leap tall buildings with creative audio and visual storytelling
Grades Pre-K-1
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
Halftone 2 – Comic Book Creator Publisher: Juicy Bits
Simple comic creator makes building stories fun
Grades 3-8
Type App
Price $1.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Seedling Comic Studio Publisher: Seedling USA, Inc
Showcase student work through photo-based comic strips
Grades 3-8
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Comic Life Visit Website: http://comiclife.com/
Creative tool for visual storytelling through comics
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
Make Beliefs Comix Visit Website: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/
Comic creation tool stresses self-expression and upbeat messages
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
Strip Designer Publisher: Jens Egeblad
Easy and fun way to create personalized, comic-book-style stories
Grades 4-8
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
Storyboard That Visit Website: http://www.storyboardthat.com/
Engage kids with basic but versatile storytelling tool
Grades 5-10
Type Website
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4