Creative Technology Assignments
Students love the option to be creative and explain a topic through other media besides video. The Center for Teaching and Learning wants to support this creativeness, which is why we have several software programs available in our Media Lab for students to design and create something different that will further enhance their learning process.
Comic Life is a software program that is installed on three of the computers in the CTL Media Lab. This software has many capabilities such as creating a comic. You can bring in your own photos, write and develop your own story which allows students to think critically and develop their writting skills.
In addition Comic Life has many templates and frames which can be used if you need to storyboard out an idea. Some examples of frames/templates within in Comic Life are listed below.
• Storyboard templates, example 1 (.pdf file)
• Storyboard templates, example 2 (.pdf file)
Comic Life is a Mac and PC software program and you can download a free 30 day trial on your own computer.
Anime Studio Debut
Anime Studio Debut is another program that is located on three computers in the CTL Media Lab. This program allows students to create an animation and export it out as a .mov file type that can be uploaded to Moodle, Google Docs, YouTube and more.
Check out some examples of how you can use Anime Studio for a class project:
View video tutorials on using Anime Studio
Resources on Centre's Campus:
Located in the basement of Crounse Hall is the CTL Media Lab.
Click here for more details on the CTL Media Lab and the software that's available.
Digital and Multimedia Resources - this page provides links to websites that offer free photos and images, and music and sound effects.
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