Tech Tool of the Month: Make Beliefs Comix — Part 1
The two-part article was written by Melissa Henning, who is is the Educational Content Manager for Source for Learning, the non-profit parent company of TeachersFirst blog.
Applying the Triple E Framework
The Triple E Framework, created by Dr. Liz Kolb, is built on the belief that “effective technology integration begins with good instructional strategies and not fancy tools” (tripleeframework.com). Dr. Kolb wrote a book on the topic, Learning First, Technology Second (ISTE, 2017), that lays out the three main uses for technology in education: to Engage, Enhance, or Extend learning goals. We can use this framework to decipher why we are using specific tools in the classroom. Here is a rubric based on the Triple E Framework you can use to evaluate whether Make Beliefs Comix (or any other technology) is a good fit with your learning goals and whether you should use it in your lesson.
Part 2 of the Tech Tool of the Month discusses how to use Make Beliefs Comix and introduces ways to use it in the classroom.
Make Beliefs Comix offers students a creative way to demonstrate understanding by creating their own original comix. There are many ready-to-go features of this site that teachers could use immediately, such as the e-books, resources for special needs, and the printable templates… we’ve included ideas for using the Create Comix! tool in various subject areas—but the only limitation is your imagination!
Melissa Henning is the Educational Content Manager for Source for Learning, the non-profit parent company of TeachersFirst. She has over 16 years of experience in education. Melissa is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences.