Teacher Review for Make Beliefs Comix

Comic fun for kids!

Tina S.
Teacher of arts
Detroit Academy of Arts And Sciences
Detroit, United States
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My Subjects Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This site offers students the opportunity to create their own comics. Being a teacher of the arts I enjoy introducing students to various art forms and artist. I can see myself doing a unit on comics and utilizing this site. I'm always interested in creating new projects and units for my room that engage the students and comics is one that I feel would do just that. There are a number of famous comic artists out there that would help start and lead this unit. I would be able to showcase those artists and allow the students to use this site to create their own comic strip. I would have to show them how to work through the process but they would be able to create all on their own.
My Take
I really like this tool and plan on utilizing it in my classroom and sharing it with other staff. This site offers the students another form of art that they can produce and learn about. I would have to help them navigate through it at first with an introductory lesson to get them going but after that they would be able to navigate all on their own. This could definitely be a way to engage my students with an alternate method.