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"It's very intuitive, so we don't have to spend a day teaching the tool – students can get right to expressing their ideas. Students can use it for a really wide array of things."
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC, March 25, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- plasq is pleased to announce the general availability of its award winning software, Comic Life, on Google's popular Chromebook platform. The Comic Life for Schools edition features a convenient subscription system. The Chromebook-compatible app also includes all the fonts, templates and design tools that enable users to create entertaining and informative comic-styled content.
"Comic Life 3 for Mac and iPad had been used for many years in our Lower School. When we made the shift to Chromebooks, we found there are no other web-based or Android apps that allow students to do what Comic Life 3 does so effortlessly," said Maer Ben-Yisrael, the Technology Director of Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley (California, USA) and helped with testing Comic Life 3 for Schools on Chromebook in a school environment, "It's very intuitive, so we don't have to spend a day teaching the tool – students can get right to expressing their ideas. Students can use it for a really wide array of things. We often find students using it to create personal projects, too."
Comic Life has been a mainstay in the K-12 education world for 15 years and now, with the growing presence of Google's cheap but powerful Chromebook devices in the classroom, it was simply a matter of when Comic Life would become compatible with those devices. Available as an Android app on the Google Play store, Comic Life for Schools requires Chromebooks that can install Android apps.
plasq's subscription system, incorporated into Comic Life for Schools, makes roll out to a class, school or district simple. Once the subscription information has been registered, and the app downloaded, students (and teachers) gain access by confirming their domain and entering a unique PIN. Once accepted, all the features are instantly available.
Comic Life 3 for Schools on Chromebook has the same fonts, templates, balloons, captions, and lettering art as plasq's other Comic Life editions. The app uses a drag and drop interface with keyboard and touchpad, but can also be controlled with just the touchscreen (on capable Chromebooks). Templates cover a wide range of topics and include award certificates, education, trading cards for sports teams or games, and modern styles and themes for creative comics. Image editing features to make it easy to transform a photograph into comic artwork. With multi-page comic support, you can use existing images or use the integrated camera to instantly add photos to your comic. Balloons are fully styleable and feature interconnecting tails, and adjustable balloon tail widths. Lettering is bolstered with a 3D effect to make your titles really stand out and gains enhanced control for precision warping. Many more editing features are also included. The Chromebook edition features built-in support for Google Drive making uploading comics to cloud storage easy.
* A Google Play Store enabled Chromebook
* Android 7.0 and up
Pricing and Availability:
Comic Life 3 for Schools on Chromebook is available today on the Google Play Store in the Productivity category.
Comic Life 3 for Schools on Chromebook is subscription-based and is priced at $1 per student (or teacher) for 12 months access.
Comic Life 3 for Schools Subscription (Subscription Info)
Comic Life 3 for Schools on Chromebook (Google Play Store)
Comic Life 3 for Schools on Chromebook (Dedicated Info website)
Comic Life 3 for Schools on Chromebook (Video overview)
Comic Life 3 for Schools on Chromebook (App Icon)
About Comic Life:
Comic Life 3 is the app with everything you need to make stunning and informative comic-styled content from your own images. Packed with fonts, templates, panels, balloons, captions, and lettering art, Comic Life is a fun, powerful and easy-to-use app with endless possibilities.
Educators in more than 80 countries have discovered Comic Life (available on Mac, Windows, iOS, iPad, and now Chromebook) to be perfect for engaging reluctant readers and teaching visual literacy. Comic Life offers a unique way for integrating STEAM and Common Core Standards into lessons and is easy-to-learn and fun-to-use; making it a great tool for any student or teacher.
plasq is dedicated to student privacy and Comic Life is listed in The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) Resource Registry Database.
About plasq LLC:
plasq is a loosely coupled collective of computer enthusiasts from around the world joined by a love of great software and the desire to unleash the tremendous potential of today's computer systems. Copyright (C) 2021 plasq LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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