Comic Life is a fantastic, versatile and easy to use software package from Plasq . You can easily create a range of posters and publications using this software. It is brilliant for digital storytelling. You can add speech bubbles and fun text which can easily be manipulated to change shape, colour and size. Photos drag and drop into the frames.
The examples below show what kinds of activities you can create using this software. Click on each of the images to take you to the sites where I sourced the images from.
The answering questions example was got to from this site.
Illustrating key competencies
Recounts and historical events
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Creating worksheets
Goal setting
Science labeling
Learning a language
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Word Art
Letter sound associations
Social studies
Explaining maths vocabulary
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Stating features
Vocabularly work
Instructions (number 2)
Digital storytelling

See more examples at the Plasq gallery
There are also more examples that you can download at the Comic-Life Wikispace

Purchasing school licenses

Information on a New Zealand School Initiative for the purchase of Comic Life is available from


ScreenCasts Online Tutorial - A great video tutorial on Comic Life
Teacher Tech - Comic Life in the Classroom - A lot of useful information about Comic Life as well as good ideas on how you might use it.
How to use Comic Life in the Classroom - an excellent site with advice and instructions on how to use it.

Contributions by other wiki users

Comic Life - Excellent for putting student photos together, or project photos easily with 9, 12, 16 or what ever per page. No resizing, with boarders and easy to change. Check it out 8 Textile Comic and then its also great to comic book students during a lesson, taking pictures as they do their practical work, and finished before the end of the lesson, let some of the faster students do this as an extension activity. Toy Comic