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             http://www.pixton.com/
•Bachelorof Arts in English
ABOUT 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 collaboration
and interactive skills.
•Caters for all levels (built-in differentiation by skill
level),interests and classes.
•Improves students’ language skills by triggering
language use in a more authentic, natural context.
•Creative and thought-provoking way to communicate in a
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foreign language.
•Spices up classroom as well as out-of-classroom
interaction.
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
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 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 to
get ideas (see categories, showcase tab)
•Comment and receive comments on their creations

•Upload images, music, own sound effects

Save a comic, print it, download it, share it on the web, embed it
on a blog/website, e-mail or flag as inappropriate.
•Rank it as funny, artistic, good to read or add it to a list of
favourites.
•Enter contests and receive prizes or create their own.

•Participate in the forum and exchange views and ideas.
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•Use credits to boost comics for more views, reward contest
winners, download H.R. Comics.
•Interact by voting or completing and responding to other
people’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, and
grade level.
•Evaluate students’ work before posting on class site

•Safeguard students’ privacy as Ss private information is not
required (eg. e-mail address).
•Make use of built-in calculator taking into account time span and
number of students
•Incorporate programme in any subject or project assignment
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•Encourage students to explore, share and collaborate while
catering for a variety of learning styles, needs, strengths and
preferences.
HOW TO START..




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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%20Schoo
ls%20Review
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•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 …
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“S H A R I N G I S F O R C A R I N G ” … S O I W I S H T O T H A N K
        YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SHARE MY
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Pixton for your efl classroom

  • 1. 10/02/2013 http://www.pixton.com/
  • 2. •Bachelorof Arts in English ABOUT 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
  • 3. REASONS FOR USING PIXTON COMICS •Provides content variety and expansion •Practical to implement 21st century skills like collaboration and interactive skills. •Caters for all levels (built-in differentiation by skill level),interests and classes. •Improves students’ language skills by triggering language use in a more authentic, natural context. •Creative and thought-provoking way to communicate in a 5/2/12 foreign language. •Spices up classroom as well as out-of-classroom interaction.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. USERS CAN….. •Browse other people’s creations on the same topic/subject to get ideas (see categories, showcase tab) •Comment and receive comments on their creations •Upload images, music, own sound effects Save a comic, print it, download it, share it on the web, embed it on a blog/website, e-mail or flag as inappropriate. •Rank it as funny, artistic, good to read or add it to a list of favourites. •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 contest winners, download H.R. Comics. •Interact by voting or completing and responding to other people’s creations.
  • 6. TEACHERS CAN.. •Create classroom accounts •Create projects on Pixton for students to access and complete. •Search Library of content templates by subject, keyword, and grade level. •Evaluate students’ work before posting on class site •Safeguard students’ privacy as Ss private information is not required (eg. e-mail address). •Make use of built-in calculator taking into account time span and number of students •Incorporate programme in any subject or project assignment 6 •Encourage students to explore, share and collaborate while catering for a variety of learning styles, needs, strengths and preferences.
  • 8. HOW Fill in personal E-mail TO SIGN UP address and choose a password and a username. A confirmatio n link is sent over to your mail box. This allows for activation of your account. 8
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  • 30. 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%20Schoo ls%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
  • 31. WAYS TO CONTACT ME … •nikinist@yahoo.gr • nikinist@gmail.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.nistikaki2 5/2/12 •http://www.slideshare.net/ssuser8d8efe/edit_my_uploads
  • 32. “S H A R I N G I S F O R C A R I N G ” … S O I W I S H T O T H A N K YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SHARE MY THOUGHTS WITH YOU 32
  • 33. http://www.britishcouncil.org/turkey-english- STORY SHARING WEB CONFERENCE teaching-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