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Pixton is one of my favorite web tools. I use it with vocabulary; I assign each student a few of the week's words. The assignment is to show, not tell, what the vocabulary words mean in a comic. The kids love it and so do I!

– Ms. Hartman, Technology Integration

Westampton, New Jersey

Great experience with creativity and expressing ideas in static comic form. It was great to share each work with other classmates and be able to print to take home. I see many uses for Pixton in my classroom and in my school.

– Mr. Battisti, 6th Grade Humanities

Teacher in National Park, New Jersey

True innovation comes along only once in a blue moon. Pixton has found a way to redefine comics and transform them into both a learning tool and a social community.

– Steven Schneiderman

We used Pixton for pragmatics (social language and problem solving) because of the intricate features it offers for character's body language and facial expressions. It helped my students (who have written expression deficits) get EXCITED about storytelling.

– Mrs. Kemper

7th Grade English Teacher

In a creative project with specific learning standards, Pixton allowed students to collaborate in groups to produce an educational work that was fun to make and they were proud to share.

– Mr. Wellington, 8th Grade History

Teacher in California

Pixton was an excellent tool in my Grade 10 writing course. The ease of evaluation, setting projects, class rubrics, and teacher supervision was amazing. Student projects were creative, informative and students were very much engaged. Great software and a great site for teachers to manage classes and assign projects. Five stars all the way.

– Mr. Tulk, Grade 10 English

Teacher in Deer Lake, Newfoundland

It helped my students to better understand the play we were reading in class.

– Ms. Baran, 11th Grade

Teacher in Mineral, Virginia

Many of my students enjoyed having the opportunity to earn "class participation points" by creating comics based on science concepts we've studied throughout the year. Some students created comics to help them process what they were learning in the current unit of study.

– Ms. Abrams, Teacher

Newbury Park, California

It's a great tool for having my students summarize lessons. I love it!

– Ms. Balk, 12th Grade Tech

Teacher in Clayton, New York

Pixton is very user-friendly, designed in a safe way for students. It's a fun and easy way to reinforce all Language Arts skills, especially for those who are not strong readers.

– Amy James on CBS News9

Author, Knowledge Essentials series

It truly motivated my students. They could use the comic format to work about topics they are interested in, including social issues and things happening in their neighbourhood.

– Ms. Martin, 5th Grade

Teacher in Spain

My students tried it out to create their own graphic novels after the reading of Maus by Art Spiegelman. My students said it was fun and they wish they had more time to use it!

– Ms. Anderson, Middle School Teacher

Springfield, Massachusetts

Very interesting and useful tool. Our students were really motivated and looking forward to having their Arts lesson.

– Ms. Palomar, Year 7 English Teacher

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

This was a great program for my students. They created panels of events leading to the Revolutionary War. They had to illustrate through their panels the relationship each panel had to the war. They loved the creative parts, and were impressed with their final product.

– Ms. Boffoli, 5th Grade English

Teacher in Longmeadhow, Massachusetts

A mind blowing, game changing and all around awesome web-based comic strip generation tool. Following in the footsteps of Flickr, YouTube and Twitter, Pixton is poised to join the short list of cutting-edge, top-tier and truly innovative social web tools.

– Derek E. Baird

Co-designer of Yahoo! for Teachers

Pixton for Schools was a fantastic tool to promote further understanding, application, and authenticity to my LOTE (Languages Other Than English) classroom.

– Ms. Wong, World Languages

Teacher in Melbourne, Australia

Pixton for Schools gave my class a challenge to put together their narrative writing into comic form, but also gave them great satisfaction and enjoyment in being able to produce something unique and creative.

– Ms. Shaw, Year 7

Teacher in Queensland, Australia

Pixton gave my students a creative option for retelling, reflecting on, and responding to the story we read. I could easily determine who really understood the text and who didn't by the product they produced.

– Ms. Mason, ESL Teacher

Greenville, North Carolina

Pixton for Schools inspired the students to be creative in ways I never thought I'd see. They took difficult concepts and expressed themselves very well.

– Mr. Brecht, 4th Grade Teacher

Groton, New York

I LOVED Pixton for Schools! My students LOVED it. It was so easy to differentiate for my varying levels of learners. As they worked on projects they were actually having fun, laughing, and learning content – a teacher's dream!

– Liz L., teacher

Manheim, Pennsylvania

Fantastic creative way to present OCR Science information. Pixton improved students literacy and understanding.

– Mr. Coles, Teacher

Leeds, UK

Pixton for Schools provided my students the opportunity to apply the concepts and theories learned in sociology because they had to create a comic that illustrated it in a "real-world" scenario.

– Mr. Weedon, 12th Grade Sociology

Teacher in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania

The comic software was of great value. The students were able to develop and create various comics. The exposure allowed the students to incorporate art and ELA standards.

– Ms. Bolling, 6th Grade

Teacher in Brooklyn, New York

Extremely useful as part of a New Technology in Science project. Students visited various museums/educational centres, recorded their experiences through video cameras and microphones. These images were them used with Pixton to produce comics.

– Mr. Coles, Education Bradford

Bradford, United Kingdom

I needed my students to create individual comic strips about the Bill of Rights. Pixton had the perfect image library. And it was easy to use!

– Ms. Del Bianco, Technology Integration Specialist

Kensington, Maryland

On-task time during class was incredibly high, and all the students enjoyed sharing their comics on the Smartboard with the rest of the class. It is amazing how these tech-native students quickly master this medium.

– Ms. Gatheridge, 9th Grade

Teacher in Hallock, Minnesota

Pixton has just worked flawlessly. It's pretty clear that you "get" education. There are so many nice touches that make life easy for teachers.

– Mr. Vogel, ICT / Physics Teacher

Vancouver, British Columbia

Our students were engaged and excited about their presentations. The comic format motivated our students and provided them the opportunity to use and develop many computer skills as well as their Science knowledge.

– Ms. Wells, Grade 4 Teacher

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Pixton is a great tool for educators to help extend the lesson being taught. Students are given the opportunity to improve their creative writing skills through the use of a fun, interactive web 2.0 tool. I have shared this site with the members of my site, Technology Integration in Education.

– Mr. Limperis, Technology Facilitator

Lawrence, New Hampshire

Fun, imaginative, hands on way to express and share ideas.

– Ms. Parker, Teacher

Old Town, Maine

Pixton comics are a great way to spark interest in my students and help them retain the basic ideas of a lesson. The combination of various learning methods, visual images and text, along with auditory reading aloud, helps students grasp each concept and retain that knowledge!

– Mr. Bignami, 8th Grade Science

Teacher in Miami, Florida

It allowed my students to grasp a better understanding of what dialogue is all about and how to use/write it.

– Mr. Jette, 10th Grade

Teacher in East Windsor, Connecticut

My French Immersion students were very engaged in creating comic strips of their life story. We then downloaded the strips and showed them through a projector while the student gave an oral presentation on their life to date.

– Ms. Charbonneau, Grade 9

Teacher in Mississauga, Ontario

The students were able to use Pixton to create their own "graphic memoirs" after reading Stitches, by David Small. Pixton allowed them to explore the relationship between words and images in telling a story.

– Ms. Kelly, 9th Grade

Teacher in Kent, Connecticut

Pixton offered my students a creative and fun way to use their communication skills in Spanish.

– Ms. Engel-Aiello, Grade 12

Teacher in Vancouver, British Columbia

I have never seen my students so engaged with a lesson. I was amazed at how much effort and creativity they put into their comics. Normally, their attention span lasts about twenty minutes. With Pixton, my students were focused for days!

– Colleen G., Social Studies

Teacher in Pennsylvania