Are you looking for a free software application to support the ‘We are comic writers’ unit within Switched On ICT? Well, why not try Cartoon Story Maker from the Victoria State Government in Australia…
Make 2D screen based cartoon stories to illustrate conversations and dialogues. Stories can include an unlimited number of frames and are view frame by frame. Each frame can include:
- Images: Drag and drop library items onto the frame, or import your own digital photos or images saved from the web.
- Text bubbles: Select from a range text bubbles and information boxes. Drag and drop onto the frame and start typing! Text can be in any language and any script.
- Voice recordings: Add new voice recordings using the simple built in recording panel. You can also add recordings already saved on your computer.
Stories are saved on your computer as HTML page (webpages), and can easily viewed by others on any computer using a web browser such as Internet Explorer. Stories can also be printed. Completed stories can also be loaded back into the Cartoon Story Maker and edited or added to.Download the software from: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/games/cartoon/index.htm#1The software was featured in the TES on Friday 30th March 2012: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6202933For more information on ICT in Havering visit http://haveringict.edublogs.org/
Dave Smith - ICT Adviser
Havering School Improvement Services - Hsis
, Switched On Computing