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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.

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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!

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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.