After reading the two articles this week about Piktograph and Canva and Comic book/strip I found myself wondering how I could use these sites in my classroom. The more I think about it I feel as if I would be using these in the upper grades such as 6th grade and on up. I could have students make posters about an event coming up, or a comic strip about a book they are reading or what took place during break. The opportunities to use these different tools are endless.
I am currently taking a SPED class here at CSC and each week we have to turn our homework in a presentation form and I feel like when I become better at accessing Piktograph I can use that site to turn in my homework.
Do I think there is value in presenting information in these visual/graphic styles? Yes. I do! This is a great way to integrate the technology so that the student becomes excited about their learning project.
The thing that I found challenging about this weeks assignment is taking the time to figure out how each site works and what I have to do in order to create what I want. I also ran into the problem that Piktograph was NOT free and I don’t like to have to pay to make a presentation so I was bummed about that. However, the did a 30 day free trial so I could use it for those couple of days and then delete my account.
The website that I used this week was bitmoji. I downloaded the app to my phone and then created my account.When I had created my account it asked me to create an Avatar person. Normally when accounts have you do this the character is plain and simple. This app had me choose my gender, the size of my avatar, the face shape, the skin color, the way the eyes were shaped, the eye color, the length and style of hair, and much more. I really enjoyed creating my avatar. After I created my avatar person I then went into my phone and added bitmoji to my keyboard and it downloaded my avatar and sayings with it. I found these two to be fun. There are TONS of options of bitmojis to choose from and I wanted to share all of them with you but I thought I would just narrow it to two.