Making Digital Comics

Reading comics is fun, making them is even better. This course will help you bring the power of comic creation into your classroom, for any subject you teach. Kapow!

course duration icon 6 Hours
course cost icon Free
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What we provide:
  • Practice activities to do on your own
  • Examples from other educators
  • Free online tools recommendations
Explore how educators are using comics in the classroom   Discover the different forms and genres of comics
Comic creation can be incorporated into a wide variety of school subject matter. Review examples of student work and consider what might work best for your students.   Learn how comics are applied to different subjects and can be presented in a variety of forms.
Learn the basic elements of the comic form   Create your own digital comic and lesson plan
Explore the basic elements of comics -- images, text, dialogue and sound effects.   Develop educational tools to incorporate comic-making into your classroom.


  • Comics In The Classroom
  • Practice: Explore and Reflect
  • Text, Dialogue & Sound Effects
  • Practice: Write A Seven Sentence Story
  • Illustrating Comics
  • Practice: Without Saying A Word
  • What’s Your Style?
  • Practice: A Digital Comic
  • Next Steps
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This course can help you develop the skills needed to earn the Making Media for Classroom Use: Images, Graphics and Interactives micro-credential. Earning eight micro-credentials qualifies you to become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator. Learn more.

What is KQED Teach?

We offer a collection of free, hands-on professional learning opportunities focused on digital media. Educators can build skills in video and audio production, data visualization and media analysis to support all curriculum areas. These skills allow educators to facilitate learning environments where their students can create digital content, develop their communication and technology skills and engage in deeper learning that encourages critical thinking.

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