Pixton

Resource Description

Pixton is is an educational and safe web service that empowers students to make and share great comics without drawing a line, and lets teachers unlock the educational power of comics.

The Ministry is pleased to announce that Pixton Comics has been licensed for use by all publicly funded schools across the province. Similar to Bitstrips, Pixton is an online comic creation tool that serves as a digital storytelling tool for students.

Highlights

  • Students and teachers can make comic strips, storyboards, character maps, and more.
  • Presets include 3000 backgrounds, 2000 props, 700 characters, 300 poses and expressions.
  • Teachers can access a library of lesson plans and activity templates for all subject areas.
  • Available in English and French.

Access*

Go to Pixton.com/on (English) or Pixton.com/on/fr (French) for an overview. To register, click “Try Pixton Now” and follow the onscreen instructions.

Student Accounts

You can add your students by one of two methods:

  1. Input a list of usernames and passwords. The “auto-complete” function makes username and password generation quick and easy.
  2. Share your group-specific Activation Link with students. Students choose their own usernames and passwords.

Why use Pixton?

  • Student engagement: The best reason to use comics in the classroom is that kids love comics! They connect with cartoons and comic strips in an uncanny way that can be harnessed for learning.
  • Literacy: Comics are a proven tool for building language skills, and are particularly powerful in building boys’ literacy.
  • ICT experience: As an Informational Communications Technology, Pixton encourages students to collect, organize and synthesize a variety of visual and textual information. It develops media literacy by engaging students in a collaborative and social online experience.
  • Expands a teacher’s repertoire of instructional strategies: In any subject, at any grade, Pixton offers teachers an entirely new medium.

 

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Resource Information
Available in English : Platform(s) :
Available in French : Expiry date : Does not expire
Installation : Web ApplicationRelease date : 2016/11/04
Accessing This Resource
Teacher take home rights : Student take home rights :
Accessible from the provincial VLE :
Software tags :
Digital Citizenship, Arts, Litteracy, Numeracy, Health, Graphic novels
Additional information :
For additional information, please contact your local representative.