Everyone can do an editorial cartoon with Storyboard That

The moment I met Storyboardthat.com, I knew I had to try it out with my students.

Sure, there are lots of free options out there, but this paid educational site is worth the $30 annual educational price in so many aspects: managing student accounts, sharing, publishing, and choosing from an abundant array of figures, speech bubbles, and environments.

Budding editorial cartoonists can take an idea and run.

I spent a week working with my beginning journalism class on the finer points of editorial cartooning, and when I took them into the computer news lab to produce actual cartoons, it literally took them minutes to produce a first draft (and some goofy spoofs as well).

Take a look at the ones I chose to share with my newspaper staff.  I don’t feel tethered to requiring an artist to make editorial cartoons anymore — now we just need to execute good ideas in Storyboard That.

 

Michelle Harmon

Michelle Harmon is in her 13th year of teaching and advising the school newspaper at Borah High School in Boise, Idaho. She is state director of Idaho JEA and President of the Idaho Student Journalism Association.

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