Teacher Review For Pixton

Create mini graphic novels.

Anne K.
Classroom teacher
Newcomers High School
Long Island City, NY
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My Grades 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Great with ELL
Low literacy
How I Use It
After viewing the film Persepolis and reviewing the novel, students created their own versions of a graphic novel based upon an event that has happened in the course of immigrating, a family issue or content that is related to coming of age stories. Prior to using Pixton, students wrote their stories and then synthesized their ideas into storyboards that had to contain at least 6 frames to represent their pre-production process. In the post-production, students gave feedback to one another via sticky notes in a gallery walk.
My Take
An easy way to allow students to express a story visually without the fear of drawing. Student expression was fostered via the many tools and pre-made types of avatars that they could use to express themselves. In addition, thought bubbles act to use text to further the story and give the look and feel of a graphic novel. With time, there are many tutorials available to advance the look of the Pixton comic.