Monthly Archives: October 2013

Halloween on Bitstrips

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There are lots of ways to get into the Halloween spirit with Bitstrips for Schools!

Your students can edit their avatars to reflect their Halloween costume this year. Just direct them to this tutorial on creating their own outfits to get started.

You can also check out our featured Halloween activities, where your students can create fun and spooky comics all while improving their writing abilities:

The Stuff of Nightmares
In this horror-themed activity, students practice their narrative and retell skills by showing a frightening comic situation unfold.

Ghoulish Greeting Card
In this activity, students get a chance to let their imaginations run loose by creating a spooky Halloween-themed greeting card using items in the Bitstrips for Schools Art Library.

Halloween Safety
Students create a comic strip that reminds others of important safety rules to follow for trick-or-treating on Halloween.

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Halloween scenes in Art Library

Students can make their comics extra spooky with our Halloween-themed scenes. These scenes are available in the Bitstrips for Schools Art Library – just look in the Seasonal section.

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Go Purple on Spirit Day!

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Spirit Day is an annual show of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth who are often the victims of bullying at school and in their communities. Organized by GLAAD, the event asks participants to “go purple” on October 17th.

Observe this important day in your classroom with our Stop Bullying: Speak Up Comic Challenge which is full of bullying prevention comics.¬†You can also find these activities to assign to your class via the Activity Library – just search ‘bullying prevention’.

You can tie-in Spirit Day with these bullying prevention activities by asking your students to focus on the challenges faced by LGBT youth, or to dress their avatars in purple. Check out this tutorial on creating outfits for instructions on how to change your avatar’s clothing.

We hope everyone has a fun Spirit Day and that we can continue working together to create an inclusive and safe environment for all our students!

World Smile Day

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October 4th is World Smile Day and we want to celebrate with you!

Since 1999 World Smile Day has been celebrated annually as a day to perform small acts of kindness and help spread smiles. Consider asking your students to create a comic about what makes them smile or an act of kindness that could help others smile. On October 4th, celebrate World Smile Day with your students by sharing their smile comics in your class gallery.

Additionally, you can show your students how they can add emotions and custom facial expressions to their avatars with this helpful video tutorial.

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