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Stay Storyboarding All Summer Long

By Anna Warfield

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I know, I know. During the summertime you are going to miss us. We are going to miss you too! That’s why we have come up with some great ideas to help you continue storyboarding during the summer.


You love all of the art that we have and you love the many ways you can edit the images. Making composite creations with the characters, backgrounds, items, text bubbles is really fun. You shouldn’t have to give that up because school is out. Who knows, maybe you are teaching - or taking - summer classes!

Student Activity Ideas

comic maker

Serial Comic

Keep your students involved over the summer with a fun serial comic! Create a simple three-cell comic strip and send it out to your old or new students! If they are in your class on Storyboard That, they can comment on the comic. Comments might include predictions, new story ideas, questions about the characters, personal connections, and more! After a few weeks, have some of the students take over.

Story Starter

Complete the Story

Use a Story Starter to get students writing! Students can take the Story Starter and write text to go along with it, or they can copy the first cell and finish their own storyboard. Story Starters can be serious, silly, meaningful, fanciful, or whatever you want! Check out our Story Starters on Teachers Pay Teachers for some examples, or make your own!


Summer Reading Projects

Many teachers require summer reading; extend your summer reading books with storyboard activities. There are many teacher guides available, but even if we don’t have a teacher guide on the book your students are reading, you can still get ideas from similar books.


Book Reviews

Lots of kids like to share what they have read. Have your students create their own visual book review to share with one another. Provide students with a basic template to use with assigned reading books, or with any books they are reading.


Write a Story

Have students write a comic or story about a great experience they’ve had during the summer. If writing a real-life experience isn’t exciting enough, students can make up adventures with a fantasy character.

Teacher Ideas

Administrative Mandate

Situation: Your school just purchased the educational version of Storyboard That and you are expected to use it in your classroom next year.

Problem: You don’t know what it is good for or how to use it.

Solution: You just need practice!


I can’t draw. I’ve tried to learn, but my hand does not move the pencil in quite the right way. Even though my hands don’t have the master skills of an artist, my brain is still very creative. Storyboard That is very easy to use. The more you use it, the more skilled you will become at the image editing. Cropping and rotating are extremely powerful tools and greatly increase your abilities to create.


Instructional Comics

Instructional comics are quite useful for introducing a topic, review, or targeted reteaching. The combination of instructions/information and visuals go a long way for student understanding. Get a head start on next year by making your own comics for explaining a process or concept.





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Pretty Pictures

Create storyboards for your blog, classroom website, or for use during the school year. Storyboards might be used for a poster or decoration, as a slideshow, or as a reference sheet for students to hang on to.





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Storyboard Templates

As you prepare for the new school year, create templates for printing or for future assignments on Storyboard That. All of your storyboards will be right where you left them after some fun in the sun.

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Just for Fun!

I make lots of storyboards. I love showing off my creations to friends, family, and anyone who will listen. [Psst! Check out my storyboards!] That’s why I want you to have the same experience - the same joy and pride I feel when I show someone else what I have accomplished. There are amazing things you can do with Storyboard That, and I know you and your students will have fun with it.


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  • Unlimited Storyboards with up to 100 cells
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After your storyboard is created easily export it to high resolution storyboard cells, PDF or PowerPoint File.

  • Add a storyboard into a larger presentation
  • Upload to your blog, wiki or email
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