EDIT 695 Showcase
ISTE Standards for Coaches
Standard 1: Visionary Leadership
Standard 2: Teaching, learning, and assessments
Phrase.it (link to screencast) is a website that allows student to create a comic strip. Students enjoy Phrase.it because they feel as if they are in control of what they create. This video models how easy it is to create a comic strip and shows it's different features which students can use to make a unique product. Based on students' abilities, creativity, and preferences, students are able to create based on what they can do. Students more experienced with finding images, uploading them, and typing might be able to create a more indepth comic than someone who might struggle with such a task.
In the library, I used Phrase.it with students in a 6th grade special education class to create comics about plagarism. Some students chose to create serious, straightforward comics about plagiarism, while some students tried their best to come up with silly or witty sayings to teach about plagiarism. Their personalities came through their comics and each one was unique. When their teacher came to pick them up, students were excited to share what they created and the teacher decided to use Phrase.it for students to create comics on other topics to convey main ideas and lessons in stories.