•Bachelorof Arts in EnglishABOUT ME… Language and Literature •Ten -year experience in Primary Education •Fourteen –year experience in Secondary Education, mainstream and vocational. •Terminology and language skills instructor in post-secondary vocational institutes across a variety of disciplines. •Ten-year experience preparing students for International English Language Exams. •Teacher trainer •21st Century skills learner 2
REASONS FOR USING PIXTON COMICS•Provides content variety and expansion•Practical to implement 21st century skills like collaborationand interactive skills.•Caters for all levels (built-in differentiation by skilllevel),interests and classes.•Improves students’ language skills by triggeringlanguage use in a more authentic, natural context.•Creative and thought-provoking way to communicate in a 5/2/12foreign language.•Spices up classroom as well as out-of-classroominteraction.
ΒASIC FEATURES Drag and drop technique Customizable characters, props, settings/endless variations Buttons visible at specific functions to facilitate process Translatable in a variety of languages Works on Ws, Mac and Linux Rubric can be modified for special needs students Compatible with Smartboard and Activeboard Can be used both in traditional classrooms as well as in contemporary online learning communities 4 A comic can share similar features to a short story, thus easily applicable to serve same aims and activities.
USERS CAN…..•Browse other people’s creations on the same topic/subject toget ideas (see categories, showcase tab)•Comment and receive comments on their creations•Upload images, music, own sound effectsSave a comic, print it, download it, share it on the web, embed iton a blog/website, e-mail or flag as inappropriate.•Rank it as funny, artistic, good to read or add it to a list offavourites.•Enter contests and receive prizes or create their own.•Participate in the forum and exchange views and ideas. 5•Use credits to boost comics for more views, reward contestwinners, download H.R. Comics.•Interact by voting or completing and responding to otherpeople’s creations.
TEACHERS CAN..•Create classroom accounts•Create projects on Pixton for students to access and complete.•Search Library of content templates by subject, keyword, andgrade level.•Evaluate students’ work before posting on class site•Safeguard students’ privacy as Ss private information is notrequired (eg. e-mail address).•Make use of built-in calculator taking into account time span andnumber of students•Incorporate programme in any subject or project assignment 6•Encourage students to explore, share and collaborate whilecatering for a variety of learning styles, needs, strengths andpreferences.
RESOURCES AND CREDITS•https://teachwithweb2.wikispaces.com/Pixton•http://www.pixton.com/schools/overview•https://teachbygoofyaccent.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/quickfire-pixton-for-storytelling-about-the-mongols-3-2/•http://the8blog.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/engaging-and-assessing-with-comics/•http://youtu.be/U6KCinMKX7Q•http://www.pixton.com/qc/schools/group/134559/project-bank/project/276199•http://www.slideshare.net/RPetitto/pixton-for-schools•http://www.slideshare.net/shend5/tap-into-the-world-of-comics-2comic-version•http://cheriestinnett.pbworks.com/w/page/43662850/Pixton%20for%20Schools%20Review 30•http://pixton.appappeal.com/•http://amyboehman.blogspot.gr/2009/04/pixton-comic-creator-privacy-for.html•https://mhijazee.wikispaces.com/message/view/Pixton/45392406
WAYS TO CONTACT ME … •firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com • http://www.linkedin.com/pub/niki-nistikaki/36/67/733 •https://twitter.com/NISTIKAKI • http://www.mainstreamandspecialeducation.com/ •http://fylo.wikispaces.com/ •http://www.etwinning.net •Skype niki.nistikaki25/2/12 •http://www.slideshare.net/ssuser8d8efe/edit_my_uploads
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http://www.britishcouncil.org/turkey-english- STORY SHARING WEB CONFERENCEteaching-stories-for-schools-story-sharing-web-conference-call-for-papers.htm PRESENTED AT THE “STORY SHARING WEB CONFERENCE” ORGANISED BY THE BRITISH COUNCIL, INSTANBUL, TURKEY ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 2013 33