Image-based storytelling is a powerful educational tool, effectively combining narrative and information simultaneously. They
- bring popular culture into the classroom, supporting and scaffolding literacy.
- are stronger learning tools than text books: the brain processes images 60,000 times more quickly than it processes text. Sometimes pictures can tell a story more effectively than words.
- improve literacy, storytelling (narrative), engagement and motivation in their creation; a solid understanding of the subject is required.
- improve drawing, computer and research skills.
- are fun!