Comic Projects

Language Learning through Technology at Gustavus

Students develop language skills through creation of comics using photos or other images. The project can be expanded by taking these comics and creating videos by writing a story script, and recording a voiceover over the images. This gives additional writing practice, along with reading and pronunciation practice.

Key Tools / Technologies:

  • For comic creation, software such as Comic Life, or Pixton.
  • For video creation, software such as iMovie.

Pedgogical Rational:

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Examples:

 ┬íLos tres cerditos y el macho cabrio! Image

¡Los tres cerditos, y el macho cabrio!

  • Example page from a student project in a Spanish 102 course in Spring 2012.
  • Student: Nathan Huber; Instructor: Jeremy A. Robinson
  • Project: Final product was a comic video with voiceover.
  • Note on Images: Student used images originally available for free on the Northumberland website, though which use now would require license.

Page roughly translates to:

The Three Little Pigs, and the Billy Goat Gruff!

  • Last summmer, three little pigs left their house because they wanted to explore the world.
  • When the little pigs left their house, they needed a house.
Page from student project

Little Red Riding Hood, the Red Hen, Three Pigs, and Giant Turnip in One Story

  • Example page from a student project in a Spanish 102 course in Fall 2012.
  • Student: Briana Bloom; Instructor: Jeremy A. Robinson
  • Project: Final product was a comic video with voiceover.
  • Note on images: Student opted in this case to draw her own images and scan them in instead of using the provided digital images.

Page roughly translates to:

At the Red Hen's and Little Red Riding Hood's house...

  • Pig 1: Incredible! It is a very large vegetable, I don't know what type of vegetable it is.
  • Pig 2: I don't know what type of vegetable.
  • Pig 3: I have never seen a vegetable like this one.
  • Little Red Riding Hood: What should we do?
  • Pig 3: We should call out mom and ask what type of vegetable it is.
  • Little Red Riding Hood: Good Idea! We're going to call!