Technology integration:

In MLTI classrooms with 1:1 laptops, students will use a variety of programs throughout this series of lessons.
If you teach in a classroom with limited computers, try to have one computer for each cooperative learning group. Students can conduct research, create a slideshow, and for the final comic strip they can create with watercolors or markers and later scan for an online newspaper.


This online environment provides a rich forum for student and teacher interaction as they share files, conduct online discussions, and communicate daily. This art classroom screen shot shows the teacher's landing page and the featured activities show the materials the teacher is providing for the students. StudyWiz allows the students an electronic elocker to store their comics and images and they fully enjoy commenting on one another's comic strip in the Gallery area.




Gimp: Some may choose to sketch characters or scenes with the program, Gimp and save as images for importing into Comic Life.
Others may decide to hand sketch the characters and scan into iPhoto. iPhoto images can then be imported to Comic Life.

Storyboarding can occur right in Comic Life or can be done in Pages, a word processing program that is part of the iWorks suite. Storyboarding can also be done with pencil and paper in a traditional setting.

Writing to The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli author, Jay Piscopo, is very important as a real world connection. Students need to be able to collaborate with an author whenever possible. Email is a perfect way to to contact Jay - [email protected]. Visiting his website at will also provide students with videos showing how he thinks and plans his creative designs and text.



Educational Materials authored by Laura Richter

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