OK, now this is just cool. My English 10 students just finished creating their own graphic short stories (after reading American Born Chinese). Some of them are really great. I want to share them with the wider school community, but wanted to do more than just upload a file to Scribd. Then I stumbled across FlipSnack.
It's actually an entire suite of tools, but the one I think most beneficial to teachers is FlipSnack. Just upload a PDF file, and it turns it into a linkable, embeddable book with pages that flip. With sound effects!
A sample below. Not the best comic that came in, but the one I had already in PDF form, so I didn't have to go scan anything! The tool gives you a few different book styles from which to choose, with a 100MB limit on the free flipbooks.
You can embed them for free with a watermark, but it will cost you $50 each to remove that, or $14 a month if you get a premium account.
Personally, I think they are really missing out here. VoiceThread went viral precisely because schools came on board with the free educator plan. Everybody was using it! They turned a profit on that by creating a package plan for school-wide accounts. FlipSnack is such a useful tool for schools, they are really missing out by charging so much.
I plan to choose the best five or six stories, and embed them on the library site, for a mention in our weekly school newsletter. (I'll post a link here, too!)