Posted by admin | Posted in Character Education, Fun & Games, Language Arts, Primary Elementary, Secondary Elementary, Web2.0, Websites | Posted on 16-01-2008
Tags: , classroom, comic strip, field trip, Language Arts, literacy, Phonics, punctuation, technology, wods, word wall
What it is: Bubblr! is a tool to create comic strips using photos from flickr.com. You can use others public images or images from your own flickr.com account.
How to integrate Bubblr! into the classroom: Bubblr! would be a wonderful site to use after a class field trip. Have a parent (or yourself) take pictures during the field trip. Create a flickr (www.flickr.com) account for your class. Upload the photos to the flickr account for use in the Bubblr! project. Students can create comic strips with the field trip pictures documenting the learning experience in a fun way. Bubblr! would also be fun to use for character education. Take picture of different scenarios (for example, a student taking a toy away from another student). Upload these pictures to Flickr and have students use Bubblr! to show what the different characters might be thinking and possible solutions to the problem. Bubblr! could also be used to help create a word wall…find pictures that represent words and add the word to the comic. Print out and create a Bubblr! word wall. Pictures can be found by keyword (tags) or by user. When students are finished with their comic strips they have the option of sending them via email, printing, or posting on a blog.
Tips: Since Flickr and Bubblr! are online applications, be sure that you have permission to post student pictures on either site.
Please leave a comment and share how you are using Bubblr in your classroom.