Teacher Review For Make Beliefs Comix

My upper elementary kids LOVE to use this site

Lindsay F.
Classroom teacher
Parkview Elementary School
Fort Worth, TX
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I use this site for a variety of purposes. One is to teach the concept of story boarding prior to creating animated shorts and movies. It is also an excellent resource to have students demonstrate learning by creating a comic for an existing concept such as the Boston Tea Party (re-imagined or recreated) or the scientific process. I have also had them type framed works such as knock knock jokes to show step by step process. I recommend it for upper elementary aged students (4th or 5th grades) as the amount of options can be overwhelming for younger aged students.
My Take
I love to use this site to introduce story boarding and to have students create re-imagined works.