Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pixton - Interactive Web Comics

A social network for comics?  Pixton is the place to try.  They enable you to make interactive comics with many options and request that members work together to ensure a safe place for kids.  From their Safety tips page:
Let's work together to ensure that Pixton is the safest place it can be for everyone. In addition to these basic guidelines, we recommend that you visit Childnet International, a non-profit organisation working to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children.

Comics can be rated shared, tagged, embedded, remixed and flagged.  It is available in 20 languages also.
I noticed a login for "schools", but have not been able to discover just how that might work.  Stay tuned...

Students love creative learning and this can be a good motivational tool for the classroom.  I have my password and am ready to create.


Here is their trailer:
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4 comments:

Pixton said...

Dear Sharon,

Thanks for taking the time to blog about Pixton. Comics are indeed an excellent way to inspire students to read and write.

For more information about Pixton for Schools, see our Overview as well as our 30-Day Free Trial.

We look forward to having you create comics and we welcome your feedback!

Meera said...

Hi Sharon,

We'd like to invite you to try ToonDoo, an easy-to-use comic strip creator with loads of inbuilt clipart and some cool features that your students will love!

Do check it out and tell us what you think of it.

We'd love to hear from you!

thanks,
Meera
ToonDudette from www.jambav.com

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Pixton said...

At Pixton.com, you can liberate yourself from clipart by designing every aspect of your character, and moving it into any pose you want. All you have to do is click-and-drag to change or reposition any part of it - the creative and artistic possibilities are endless.

Have fun!

Clive

Creator of Pixton