Pixton is a social media website where you create comics − without having to draw. People of all ages can share, remix, and publish their ideas, opinions, and stories to a worldwide audience. To find out more about Pixton view the video below:
Its key features are:
Easy to use comic creator: build a comic from scratch or choose from a library of templates.
Fully customizable characters: any age, ethnic background, or gender by choosing hair and skin colour, height and girth, and much more.
Articulate characters: bring them to life by rotating individual body parts, or selecting from preset poses and facial expressions. Simply click and drag!
Share with the world: publish, email and embed comics in your blog. Comics and comments are automatically translated to and from other languages.
Remix and collaborate: edit a copy of any comic to add your own twist. Because remixes are listed below the original comic, you can follow its evolution!
Community: create a Pixton avatar, win fans and make friends! Pinpoint them on your own Google map, send messages, and share comics.
There are two versions of Pixton. A free version where you have to set up individual accounts or a paid version where the teacher can monitor the classes comics. The latter is quite expensive –but I don’t see why you couldn’t just use the free one with your classes or the paid version if you value the added security.
I’m looking forward to trying out this resource with a class sometime over the next couple of weeks.