Comics Head is a nice app for creating comic strips on your iPad. The app makes it easy to create comics even if, like me, you don’t have any drawing skills. To create comics on Comics Head you simply choose a template then add a background, characters, and speech bubbles from the art galleries. You can mix and match the backgrounds and characters as much as you like until you arrive at the perfect combination for your story.
As I wrote in post a couple of weeks ago, having students create comic stories can be a good way to get students to share stories about themselves. Through creating comic stories you can have students share favorite stories from their summer vacations. In the process students learn how to use a new tool, practice developing storylines, and they let you in on a little bit of who they are as people.