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Liven Up Your Lesson with a Comic Strip Twist – Easy EdTech Podcast 169

In this episode, I share how educators can use a comic strip lesson to motivate reluctant readers and inspire students as creators. You’ll also hear how to access my free and ready-to-use & customizable comic strips templates for your next lesson!

Looking for a creative project idea for your students? Try a comic strip activity in your classroom. With a comic strip activity, you can help students sequence events as they retell the steps for a science experiment, learn about graphic novels as a choice for independent reading, and start to think about whether they prefer to share in digital or print formats.

In today’s episode, I share five reasons to try a comic strip activity. And I have a free download for you — 15 ready-to-use comic strips templates for your next lesson.


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Comic Strip Lesson for Students

  • First,  expose kids to print and digital graphic novels.
  • Next, try a sequencing activity.
  • Then, connect print and digital experiences.
  • Finally, try making your own comic template.

Sponsored by Hāpara

This episode is sponsored by Hāpara, your all-in-one solution for powering awesome digital teaching and learning. Hapara provides tools for monitoring and filtering that teach true digital citizenship; instructional tools that make learning flexible and personalized; student organization tools that teach executive function skills; a digital reader optimized for K-12 learners that makes all content WCAG 2.0 compliant; and content distribution tools to provide equitable access to learning materials for every student. To learn more visit them at

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Blog Author and EdTech Consultant Dr. Monica Burns

Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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