Subject Technology (metal- and woodwork)
Title/topic Safety
Age of students, grade, if languages then the language level (A1 to C2) 7-8th grade (13-14 years old)
Used method Other – making comics about safety.
Used programme/site/app Make Beliefs Comix
Place (homework, lesson, outside etc)/necessary equipment At school in a computer classroom.
Duration in minutes 90 minutes
Objectives of the method Students run over safety in workshop
Description of the method/lesson (what was done before the lesson, during the lesson, after lesson – lesson plan) 1.       Students open the web site and start to discover different characters and possibilities of the site.
2.       They will get grades (the content is important!). If everything is done neatly, then:
a.       2 comics E
b.       4 comics D
c.       6 comics C
d.       8 comics B
e.       10 comics A
f.        12 comics A+3.       They have 2 opportunities
a.  They download all their comics and then send all of them at once to the teacher’s e-mail
b. They send every comic separately to the teacher’s e-mail4.       Teacher marks down the quality and the number of comics and at the end of the lesson puts grades to Studium.
Links to the materials Example:
Describe what was easy/useful for yourself as a teacher in preparing the lesson To find a new site for students to work with.
Describe what was difficult in preparing the lesson
Describe what went well from your (as a teacher) perspective Students were eager to work, they had very nice and original ideas. Easy possibility to get a good grade.
Describe what was difficult/what didn’t go so well from your perspective?
What were the benefits for students? Think about students’ motivation, responsibility, interest etc based on student surveys, observations They had a chance to show their knowledge about safety in creative way, using their own words.
What was difficult of using the method from the students’ perspective? Students didn’t have enough ideas to make so many comics.
Author Marja Mõistlik
School Viimsi Secondary School