Phrase.it is a simple service that anyone can use to add speech bubbles and some basic Instagram-like effects to your pictures. To use the service just upload a picture and choose a speech bubble. Drag your speech bubble into place then type your text. You can change the font style in your speech bubbles. Click the "add more drama" button to add one of four image shading effects.
Applications for Education
Phrase.it does not require any kind of registration to use which means that students don't have to have email addresses to use it. Students can download their completed images and use them wherever they like. Students could create a short story by uploading and adding speech bubbles to five or six images then downloading them to use in slidedeck or in a document.
H/T to Larry Ferlazzo.