Teacher Review For Comic Master

A rather clunky comic platform for drafting graphic novels and other literacy projects that did not engage my students for long.

Susan M.
Blended Learning Coach
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 2
Pedagogy 2
Support 1
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I think one of the best uses of this product is practicing and understanding the art of writing dialogue and developing characters. What is challenging about this product if a student were to draft graphic novels, they would have to use the characters, actions, and settings available in the product rather than create their own. This might be better used to maybe understand the big idea of graphic novels, as in a practice draft, or would be a good platform to learn how to write dialogue or subtext to understand characters. My students did not find it very user friendly nor did it keep their attention. They wanted to do so much more on their creations, so they struggled with limited choices.
My Take
Overall, I was not impressed with this platform. I felt it was rather clunky in design and was more drag-n-drop than creative. I would not use this for big projects, but rather if I wanted to teach dialogue or have students explore a character or even a scene for a play, this might be a choice for a teaching tool.