The Hero Factory lets you produce your own superheroes. You can choose the gender and look of your character – what outfits they wear and then select their super powers. It’s great fun. Once created you can output your hero onto a mock-up comic book cover, or just screengrab from inside the creator. Remember you can use the desktop capture tool in Smart or Promethean software or just Print Screen, paste into Word and then crop down.

This would be great to inspire creative writing – students could make a character and then write about him/her. Or you might like to create Captain Maths who you use in your IWB slides to give the students maths problems or Doctor Atomic to provide a question to test in a science investigation.