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MakeBeliefsComix Printable: Writing Opening Lines for Inaugural Address

As Donald Trump prepares his Inaugural address this week MakeBeliefsComix.com shares a classroom writing activity to help him come up with…Continue

Started Jan 17, 2017

MakeBeliefsComix.com Posts Printable for Women's History Month
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MakeBeliefsComix.com has published a special free printable for Women's History Month at …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Goble Mar 12, 2013.

MakeBeliefsComix.com Offers Digital Write-Able Activity for Honoring Returning Soldiers
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 Dear colleagues, For honoring our homecoming soldiers, please see and share our Digital Write-Able writing activity at …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Goble Dec 7, 2011.

Posting on the MakeBeliefsComix.com Facebook Wall

MakeBeliefsComix.com is encouraging educators to share information about how they use our free comic-strip generator with their students on our new Facebook Wall (…Continue

Started Aug 6, 2010

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William Zimmerman replied to Ryan Goble's discussion COMIC E-BOOK: Hummingbird Joy: A Book of All the Things that Make You #Happy in the group Special Educators
"Thank you so much for sharing my book with our community."
Aug 13
William Zimmerman replied to Kelly Farrow's discussion ELL supplementary software reccs?? in the group Modern Languages & ELL
"Hope you'll try our free comic generator, MakeBeliefsComix.com, as part of your program.  Many ELL programs now encourage students to use our web site to encourage writing and expression through the creation of comic strips. "
Feb 26, 2017
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MakeBeliefsComix Printable: Writing Opening Lines for Inaugural Address

As Donald Trump prepares his Inaugural address this week MakeBeliefsComix.com shares a classroom writing activity to help him come up with the opening lines of his speech. Students can click on the printable, write on it and mail it to the President-ElectGo to: …See More
Jan 17, 2017
William Zimmerman replied to Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook's discussion List of my Favourite Digital Storytelling Tools in the group New Media & Technology
"Very useful list, Susan.  Thank you for sharing. Perhaps on one of your other lists to encourage youngsters to write, there might be a place for our writing prompts blog, Somethingtowriteabout.com.  Please take a look when you have…"
Apr 15, 2016
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Teach with Moving Images

Do you like teaching with movies? Like using TV and online films for teaching? Grab some popcorn and have a seat!See More
Apr 1, 2016
William Zimmerman commented on Matt Finch's blog post Fun Palaces Free Online Comic Maker
"Dear Mark, Hope you will take a look at our free online comic generator, too, MakeBeliefsComix.com. Sincerely, Bill Zimmerman"
Oct 1, 2015
Margaret Robbins and William Zimmerman are now friends
Sep 23, 2015
William Zimmerman replied to Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook's discussion Children’s iPad App, Make Beliefs Comix in the group Elementary Educators
"Thank you so much, Susan, for sharing our app with readers.  I am so glad you find merit in it as a literacy resource. Sincere good wishes, Bill"
Mar 15, 2015
William Zimmerman replied to Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook's discussion Creating with Kids and iPad Apps in the group Elementary Educators
"Very useful list, Susan.  Hope, when you update your list, that you might include the new Make Beliefs Comix iPad app. Best wishes, Bill"
Dec 4, 2014
William Zimmerman posted a blog post

MakeBeliefsComix.com Launches Free Comic E-book

MakeBeliefsComix.com Launches Free Comic E-bookTo Help Literacy, ELL Students Express Their CreativityIn its efforts to provide more writing tools for educators, MakeBeliefsComix.com has launched a free interactive digital comic book for students enrolled in literacy and English Language Learner programs.The book, MakeBeliefsComix FILL-ins,  is found athttp://www.makebeliefscomix.com/eBooks/ and is a do-it-yourself comic book where students…See More
Oct 19, 2014
William Zimmerman replied to Anna J. Small Roseboro's discussion APRIL IS POETRY MONTH - What do you have planned? in the group Middle School / Jr. High Group
"Dear colleagues, MakeBeliefsComix.com has a variety of useful printables that can be used to spark writing in the classroom for National Poetry Month and Earth Day.  They can be found…"
Mar 31, 2014
William Zimmerman added a discussion to the group Elementary Educators
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MakeBeliefsComix.com Releases Free Comic Creator App for iPads

MakeBeliefsComix.com has released a free comic creation app for iPads.The app allows users to tap into their imaginations and create comic stories that can be shared via email or on any other social media channel. It can be downloaded from iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/make-beliefs-comix/id795026580?ls=1&mt=8 This Make Beliefs Comix app was developed from the popular web site,…See More
Mar 4, 2014
William Zimmerman replied to Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook's discussion Using Comic Editors with Kids in the group Digital Storytelling
"Thank you, Susan.  Take care. "
Feb 10, 2014
William Zimmerman replied to Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook's discussion Using Comic Editors with Kids in the group Digital Storytelling
"Susan, Thank you for including MakeBeliefsComix.com in your Using Comic Editors with Kids -- it's a very useful document, and this is a great service for your readers. We also just launched a free new app -- Make Beliefs Comix -- for iPad users…"
Feb 10, 2014
William Zimmerman replied to Kelly Farrow's discussion REQUEST: Favorite Halloween lessons for ELL/ESL in the group Modern Languages & ELL
"MakeBeliefsComix.com has a number of free Halloween-themed printables that you can find at: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Printables/PrintablesThumbs.php?category=Holidays_and_Celebrations These are fun and get students thinking, writing and…"
Oct 8, 2013
William Zimmerman commented on Ryan Goble's group World History
"MakeBeliefsComix.com has published a special free printable for Women's History Month at http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Printables/print.php?category=Featu...It asks: Imagine that you could talk with any woman in history whom you admire.…"
Mar 12, 2013

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MakeBeliefsComix.com Launches Free Comic E-book

MakeBeliefsComix.com Launches Free Comic E-book

To Help Literacy, ELL Students Express Their Creativity

In its efforts to provide more writing tools for educators, MakeBeliefsComix.com has launched a free interactive digital comic book for students enrolled in literacy and English Language Learner programs.

The book, MakeBeliefsComix FILL-ins,  is found at…

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Posted on October 19, 2014 at 11:38am

School Library Journal Piece on Comic Strips and Literacy

Something to share: 

School Library Journal has just published an interview in which I discuss how the process of creating comic strips plays a role in encouraging young people to write, read, and communicate their ideas.  See:  http://blogs.slj.com/connect-the-pop/2013/01/comics/comics-creation-tools-thoughts-from-the-graphic-classroom/

Hope you find it…

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Posted on January 10, 2013 at 1:08pm

For new school term, encourage students to create a daily comic diary to encourage writing, reflecting and drawing

Dear colleagues,

If you’re looking for an exciting new literacy activity for the new school term why not start a daily 20-minute comic strip segment during which your students create a comic diary about something they learned or read or experienced that day?   Creating such daily comix diaries provides a way for students to digest and integrate key material that they are taught as well as to reflect on their lives and experiences. And what better way for all students, including…

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Posted on January 3, 2013 at 9:57am

New Interactive Comic Book for Boys That They Can Complete -- from Bill Zimmerman of MakeBeliefsComix.com

Dear colleagues,
I just wanted to share the good news about the publication of my new interactive comic book for boys entitled Your Life in Comics: 100 Things for Guys to Write and Draw. The book has pages of situations in which readers fill in the characters' thought and talk balloons and point of view. Other activities encourage boys to draw full pages of comic strips with help from word and picture prompts. The book is geared for reluctant writers ages 9-13 and is part of my body of work…
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Posted on September 7, 2010 at 12:59pm

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At 10:12pm on April 28, 2012, Pam Goble said…

Let me think about that.  My 8th graders really get into the comics and are still in love with coloring.  The comics have been filling our hall bulletin board with many students stopping to read them... a real plus.

At 5:06pm on April 28, 2012, Pam Goble said…

Love your comics and am suggesting them to a group of teachers...and have continually done so in the past. They are perfect for an advisory class and, ss class and ela class.

Thanks for sharing.

At 11:53am on May 13, 2010, Ryan Goble said…
Also - your work in the Gallery is linked to the old profile (FWIW)
http://mcpopmb.ning.com/page/the-mc-pop-playlist
At 11:49am on May 13, 2010, Ryan Goble said…
Bill - I noticed you now have two profiles
http://mcpopmb.ning.com/profile/BillZimmerman?xg_source=profiles_memberList

If you want to get rid of the old one see this link
http://mcpopmb.ning.com/page/limit-email-or-unjoin
 
 
 

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