January 31, 2013
Phrase.it is a really basic service where you can upload a picture and add cartoon style thought bubbles. Phrase.it is a really simple idea but there are a lot of possibilities for using it in your classroom or a website. Aside from the speech bubbles you can also add one of four different filter effects to the image as well. Phrase.it is very easy to use and you do not need an account to create or save your image.
I would say that Phrase.it is somewhere between clipart (static image) and Thinglink (which is completely interactive). Teachers can use this in the classroom to have students create short stories with speech bubbles but also this could be a great quick homework assignment where students have to develop meaningful text based on a picture which could be very high level activity depending on the image.
H/T to Free Technology 4 Teachers