- Try these tools to get students creating with humorous characters in comics- Makebeliefscomix, Toondoo, or the ComicsHead iOS/Android app.
- Students can retell a past event, recreate a conversation between characters, or animate images, paintings, animals, drawings, interviews, and historic figures talk using tools like Powtoons, Talking Ben & Tom Newsreporter, YakIt for Kids, Tellagami, Chatterpix Kids, ToonTastic, Puppet Pals, Sock Puppets, Blabberize, Voki, and BuddyPro.
- Students can create games including humorous characters with TinyTap app, Hopscotch, or Code Monkey.
- Bill Nye has a new video series #EmojiScience where students can snap an emoji and receive science videos.
- Teach with humorous literature! Try the OMG Shakespeare series or books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Find some of my favorite humorous authors in this Pinterest board.
- Use humorous writing prompts! Find several examples on Emojinate that gives you 5 random emojis to help students create a short story.
- Show funny video clips! Here’s a list of the funniest TedTalks and the Epic History Rap Battles.
- My article, Let’s Laugh! 10+ Resources for Inspiring Laughter, has more resources.
Challenge: Try one of these ideas or resources to get your students laughing and learning!
cross posted at teacherrebootcamp.com
Shelly Terrell is an education consultant, technology trainer, and author. Read more at teacherrebootcamp.com.