Teacher Review For Pixton

Extensive comic creator for any subject area.

Julia T.
Media specialist/librarian
Mellon Middle School
Pittsburgh, PA
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I used Pixton on a trial basis with select students due to the cost. One student created a comic for French class using vocabulary words. Another student used Pixton to create an epilogue to a book read for class and yet another used it to depict research they had performed on Roman emperors. Needless to say, the opportunities for Pixton's use within the classroom is almost endless.
My Take
Pros: Using Pixton, students can create engaging and detailed comics for any subject area. There is a plethora of backgrounds, characters, and props and the site maintains an excellent help feature. This is a fabulous tool to use for retelling stories, changing endings to stories, and sharing research with others (think Power Point or Prezi, but more engaging). An added bonus for users of Google for Education is that Pixton supports single sign-in. Cons: Price. Hopefully, they will come up will a better, meaning more reasonable, pricing scheme. The only other downfalls are that it does take a little bit of time to get the hang of creating the comics and students will need to be supervised closely or they will spend more time creating the comic due to the vast options available than they will putting together their ideas for the comic.