We’ve seen courses, especially social sciences, in which students are sometimes asked to write scenarios. Maybe it’s a vignette on a diversity issue or maybe you might be asked to write a script the miniseries on Balboa’s discovery of the Pacific.
In any case there’s a new tool – http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/comix.php where students can create comic strips. In this tool, students can select a cute character (animals and humans), then write out dialogue or thought balloons. It could be useful for elementary video storyboarding. Interesting premise.