Last half term in computing, year 4 have been creating a digital comic illustrating our own versions of a Greek myth we have been working on in English.
To do this, we used the app Comic Life 3.
Firstly, we selected a template suitable for our myth. We needed a template that had enough frames to depict our myth. Some of us decided to choose a blank template which game us the flexibility to add as many frames as we wanted.
Next, we typed up a condensed version of our myth into the narrative box. This is because most comic have short snippets of text rather than paragraphs of writing. The narration is also a lot more simplified.
Once we finished adding our text, it was time to add the photos! Since we worked in groups, we decided to act out each frame of our story. Comic Life has a camera feature that makes this really easy to do! All we had to do was click on the camera icon, take a photo and it would automatically be uploaded into our frame.
To complete our comic strip, we added some dialogue using the speech bubbles icon in the elements wall, customised the lettering of the title and added fun sound effects using the different text styles!
Here are some examples of what we created: