This week is something a bit new to me. I mean I have seen these things on the internet but I have never fully attempted to try them. The articles Take 5: Comic Book/Strip Creation Tools and Tech Review: Online Creation Tools Piktochart and Canva talked about quite of few creation tools, I have never heard of or even seen. The one that I have seen is bitstrips on facebook and honestly I never had the urge to use it. Although after checking some of these out for myself and seeing the things that you can do with them I might just use them for a later class. The Piktochart and Canva are specifically where I was amazed with everything you could do. I could make posters and even those memes you see all over the internet. I am not going to lie I never knew how those were made but I was always curious.
I think that these tools could come in handy when I start tp teach because I could use them for a lesson or even to draw my students attention to something that I want them to remember. Comic books seem to be back and very popular with this generation of children. When I was observing they are were so excited about their legos, or even other books that were made into comic book styles. I find that if you know that students are interested in comics already, chances are if you use one in a lesson or to grab their attention for something it would work. We need to be playing off what our students like and going from there.
I can say that I will use them but only time will tell. I am however very excited that this class gave us the chance to explore new things especially technology things because technology is such a huge part of learning today. It is not all about notes and textbooks like when I was in school. Technology seems to be letting students learn in different ways and retain the information need without drilling into their heads. I plan on saving these websites and making it a goal to try to use one of the websites just once in a lesson plan. If it works then I know it can be something to use in the later future. Who knows I may even like using them all time.