K5 Computer Lab Lesson Plans

iPad - Biography Summary Comic

iPad Technology Integration for a Biography

Teachers integrate technology into classroom curriculum by having students use the iPad and a comic strip app to create a brief biography.

This activity can be a stand alone assignment or a supplement to a larger assignment.

Student use an image of their person as well as key facts and details to create the comic.

The iPad app used here is Strip Designer by Vivid Apps, but similar comic apps may work for this activity as well.

Grade 2 +



Common Core Standards

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.



iPad Biography Summary Comic - Finished Example:

Students add a title, image, and multiple speech bubbles to create their comic.


iPad Biography Summary Comic Example



iPad Biography Summary Comic Instructions

Download: ipad-biography-summary-comic-instructions-handout.docx


iPad Biography Summary Comic Instructions Handout

for iPads / Mac / iWork

  • iPad

    iPad Biography Summary
  • Character

    iPad Character Analysis
  • First, Next,
    Then, Finally

    First, Next, Then, Last Template
  • Main Idea
    and Details

    Main Ideas And Details Template
  • Newspaper

    iPad Newspaper Template
  • Spelling Words

    iPad Spelling Words Comic
  • Frog Lifecycle
    Mini Poster

    Frog Lifecycle Mini Poster
  • Labeling
    Bones of the Body

    iPad Labeling Bones
  • iWork Numbers
    Shopping Chart

    iWork Expense Chart
  • iWork Numbers
    My First Chart

    iWork - First Chart
  • iWork Numbers
    M & M Chart

    iWork M&M Chart
  • iWork Numbers
    Budget Chart

    iWork Budget Chart