I stumbled across these interesting tools and thought I’d share.
- Storybird: a beautiful site with a beautiful purpose. Storybird supports collaborative storytelling, inspired by art. The site offers lovely and diverse artwork that serves as a springboard for a story. You can invite a friend to join your story. You can share your story with others. There are also monthly challenges (April’s was ‘Beginnings’) to jumpstart creativity. It also offers a venue for artists to showcase their work and watch it bloom into stories. Free.
- Pixton: Who doesn’t love comics? There’s a unique art to crafting a successful comic – achieving the right balance of visual and written expression. You can explore that with Pixton. Pixton is not just a comic creation tool but a robust online collaborative environment. IWB-integrated and standards-based, Pixton offers a project bank with rubrics. Teachers and students can review, comment, and rate comics. Minimal fees based on your use.