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What is Pixton?

Pixton is a web-app that gives teachers and students a unique way to create stories, demonstrate learning, and enhance writing assignments — in any subject — through digital comics.

Users can explore topics in Math, Science, Social Studies, History, English, Art or any other subject. Choose images from popular content, books and movies like The Hunger Games or The Outsiders, plus other topics like the solar system, black history or the environment — all Common Core aligned. No drawing skills are required.

Pixton levels the playing field with hundreds of preset characters, backgrounds, outfits, poses, and even emotions, all just a click or tap away. Comics can be made and shared in no time, making the classroom experience fun and memorable. It’s also a great tool for distance/remote learning.

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Educational Impact

improve teaching efficiency
76%
improve teacher wellbeing
70%
Improves Behaviour / Wellbeing
67%
improve attainment
66%
reduce teacher workload
64%
CompanyBusiness Name: Pixton Comics Inc.
HQ Location: Canada
Founded: 2008
Age Range5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18, 19+
FeaturesAssessmentComicsGraphic NovelsWritingLessons And ResourcesMathScienceSocial StudiesLanguagesDigital LiteracyHistoryInteractive RubricComic SchoolAuthors GalleryStoryboardsEnglish Language ArtsSocial Emotional Learning
LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookDesktop - LinuxMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

Users require a desktop computer or tablet or mobile phone to access with internet access via web-browser.

Set Up

Minutes

TrainingWebinarsDocumentationVideos

Very little training, if any, is required. User onboarding is very simple and self explanatory. Help videos are available on our YouTube channel as well for anyone needing help.

SupportEmailKnowledge Base
Home LearningParent Access

Parents can create the account.

https://www.pixton.com/comic-maker-for-home-learning

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Free TrialPaid Subscription

Pixton pricing starts from $10 / month

Teacher Only–No Students Monthly = $9.99/month
Classroom Monthly Plan = $24.99/month
Classroom Annual Plan = $99/year
School or District Annual Plans = Group Discounted Custom Pricing

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Pixton Reviews

4.7 out of 5

from 43 Verified Reviews

Pixton has collected 8 reviews in the past 6 months

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CATERINA

CLIL TEACHER

Istituto Comprensivo Alta Vallagarina, Italy

Used Pixton occasionally for 3-4 years

May 2024

It's a fun and easy programme - the kids love it!

CATERINA found Pixton:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
  • Slightly improves attainment
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Susanne

teacher

Hamilton Elementary-Middle-High School, United States of America

Used Pixton monthly for 4-6 months

Apr 2024

great resource and the students love it

Susanne found Pixton:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    easy lesson planning
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    saves time looking for resources
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    lesson is planned
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
  • Slightly improves attainment
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Juan Rafael Hernández

Docente

Instituto Cultural Tampico, Mexico

Used Pixton occasionally for 3-4 years

Apr 2024

Es muy intuitivo, fácil de usar por alumnos y aporta elementos para el seguimiento del trabajo de los alumnos, la formación activa durante el desarrollo de las actividades de aprendizaje y le avaluación sumativa

Juan Rafael Hernández found Pixton:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
  • Significantly improves attainment
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Rachel

Maestra

Juan Carlos I, Spain

Used Pixton weekly for 1-2 years

Mar 2024

Tooooooo expensive

Rachel found Pixton:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    Rubrics are too long
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    They explore creativity easily
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    They really like the motor of creating comics and are very happy and me too
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    They are relaxed when doing comics in pixton
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Digical competence and citizenship
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Kateryna Filatova

English teacher

Private tutor Kateryna Filatova, Ukraine

Used Pixton occasionally for 1-2 years

Feb 2024

A useful tool in teaching story-telling, critical thinking, digital skills and creativity.

Kateryna Filatova found Pixton:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Project where students used Pixton to create a comic as a final product.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    Improved digital skills and creativity
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    More freedom to a teacher thus less stress
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Comic creates positive attitude to learning
  • Slightly improves attainment
    No
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Ariel

Teacher

Amit Hallel Rehovot, Israel

Used Pixton occasionally for 3-4 years

Dec 2023

I love working with this tool, as do my students. It's a fun way to creatively learn and process new material.

Ariel found Pixton:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Yes, I use it for creating comics of a literary character from a short story 10 years after the story ends.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    The students learn how to describe their character's "story" through scenes, pictures, props, and words.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    It is great to see the kids excited to use the tool, and create their comic strips on their own. The students take the initiative and run with it.
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    No
  • Slightly improves attainment
    No
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Toshina

Special Ed Para

Nashwauk-Keewatin School District, United States of America

Used Pixton daily for 7–12 months

Dec 2023

Toshina found Pixton:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    I use them to explain difficult and complex concepts to my students in a memorable way. For example, atomic bonding is simply marriages between the elements of the periodic table who have cute characters to fit their "personalities." My students' favorite comics though are the ones that feature them - such as the one explaining the scientific method by having one of them run experiments on another.
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    Honestly, it makes me happy. Just as it is more fun for my students to learn this way, it is far more fun for me to make a comic than to try to explain these concepts in a more traditional way.
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
  • Moderately improves attainment
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Sean

Library Media Specialist

Whitehall Elementary School, United States of America

Used Pixton weekly for 0–3 months

Dec 2023

It's been a great addition to my lessons and teaching

Sean found Pixton:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Allows students to work on something while I take care of other things
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Allowing students to be creative when making their stories
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    None
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Kids are on task more when working
  • Slightly improves attainment
    None
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Melissa

ELA Classroom Teacher

Anoka High School, United States of America

Used Pixton monthly for 4-6 months

Dec 2023

It can be really helpful for specific applications, but the software and tools are challenging to many students. Many students complain that the program is very slow to run, others complain that there are not enough options for certain items (hockey gear) (how characters can interact with props) (characters not being able to have more than 1 talk bubble in a panel, ie. someone muttering to themselves multiple statements that should be separated for clarity and to convey tone)

Melissa found Pixton:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    We are currently using the program as creation tool for students to create their own graphic novels for our new graphic novels class.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    Visual and creative students find Pixton assessments more engaging.
  • Does not improve teacher wellbeing
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Students wrote stories based on events in their lives. Some chose to unpack the stress they were under during Covid, others a painful breakup, I even had a student share about her experience moving to the United States from Russia. Pixton gave them a platform to process their feelings about significant life events.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Students are becoming better story tellers and learning all the details and thought required to tell a story using this medium.
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Matt

Head of ICT

Fettes College Prep, Scotland

Used Pixton weekly for 3-4 years

Dec 2023

It's a wonderful piece of software that pupils engage with and are able to produce wonderful work on almost any subject matter.

Matt found Pixton:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    The ability to mark online, give digital feedback.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    It allows pupils to create something visually impressive without the time needed to draw out comic book strips/cutting/colouring etc.
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    .
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Pupils love using the software so are always engaged and have fewer opportunities to lose focus and misbehave.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    FOr some pupils the interface allows them to achieve more quickly and extend what they would be able to achieve with pencil and paper.
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Angie

Classroom Teacher,

St. Martin Catholic Elementary School, Canada

Used Pixton occasionally for 1-2 years

Mar 2022

very engaging for students;

Angie found Pixton:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
  • Moderately improves attainment
    An additional format for students to demonstrate their knowledge
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martina

teacher

alc, Morocco

Used Pixton monthly for 1-2 years

Feb 2022

I love all the options and the ease of use.

martina found Pixton:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    cant think of any
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    it makes me happy to see how the students respond to discovering pixton
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    develop creativity and give alternatives to traditional expression.
  • Slightly improves attainment
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S

Teacher\

Menifee USD, United States

Used Pixton monthly for 1-2 years

Feb 2022

Excellent for all levels of learners, which makes it easy for teachers to use with all ages. From GATE students to special needs students, all students can feel like they are sharing their learning in a fun new way.

S found Pixton:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Culminating activity or homework project
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Can be used as a small group or independent activity
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    Helps students feel more engaged and also entertains/helps everyone have more fun with learning
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Engagement of students
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Helps students feel successful when using technology
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Walaa Salim

English language teacher

Access Microsholarship program, Egypt

Used Pixton occasionally for 3-4 years

Feb 2022

I love picton and I hope to have a free access to all the options specifically the Pharoah's costumes

Walaa Salim found Pixton:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Students could Express themselves freely and produce creative comics
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Students could create comics about national and international ceremonies then they presented what they have created
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    We thought of our problems and challenges and tried to find solutions by creating comics
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Using masks, cleanliness
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Reducing ttt and increasing students collaboration
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Caroline Roseman

Assistant Principal

Eastern Creek Public School, Australia

Used Pixton monthly for 1-2 years

Feb 2022

The overall engagement is fantastic - and the ability for the under-achievers to participate on an almost level playing field is brilliant!

Caroline Roseman found Pixton:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    I no longer photocopy comic strip blanks for students to use when writing
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    I don't need to provide much motivation to write.... the children can't wait to get started...
  • Does not significantly improve teacher wellbeing
    It's great seeing reluctant writers having a go!
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Students too engaged to be off task!
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Students appear to be more willing to take risks and have a go, building success as they do!
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Elisabetta

Teacher

Scuola media statale Alvaro, Italy

Used Pixton weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2022

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Elisabetta found Pixton:
  • Does not reduce teacher workload
    Get together comics
  • Does not significantly improve teaching efficiency
    .
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    .
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    .
  • Slightly improves attainment
    .
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Kathleen Reed

teacher

Mukilteo School District, United States

Used Pixton monthly for 3-4 years

Feb 2022

The kids just simply LOVE using this! It has endless possibilities for teachers as well. Love love love it!

Kathleen Reed found Pixton:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    I love presenting new ideas using the comics that teachers have made! Great time-savers
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    It's much quicker to grab a comic as the anticipatory set than it is to create something on one's own!
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    The kids love it and that helps my wellbeing~!
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Slightly improves attainment
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Lisa Miller

5th Grade teacher

Montgomery ISD, United States

Used Pixton weekly for 0–3 months

Feb 2022

The kids love it and I have enjoyed including in my science classes.

Lisa Miller found Pixton:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    The kids love creating comics
  • Slightly improves attainment
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Jen Bergey

EL Coordinator

Norman HighSchool, United States

Used Pixton occasionally for 7–12 months

Feb 2022

Now that the free version has been eliminated, schools/districts on a tight budget may not fund a subscription.

Jen Bergey found Pixton:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    You still have to pre-teach students how to use the program, plan for its use, create rubrics, etc. I use Pixton as a tool, not as the "be all/end all" for the lesson.
  • Does not significantly improve teaching efficiency
    Pixton is a tool. Not a replacement for the lesson.
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    I like that it allows my students to be creative. It doesn't effect me one way or the other.
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Students are engaged.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Pixton does allow students to present what they have learned in a new fashion.
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Milana

Grade 5/6 Teacher

TDSB, Canada

Used Pixton weekly for 1-2 years

Feb 2022

Reply from Pixton:Hi Milana, thank you for your positive review. We'd love to bump up your impact scores around efficiency, processes and attainment. You may be interested in checking out our ready-made Lesson Ideas for teachers here: https://ideas.pixton.com. We also have an interactive rubric where students can self-assess their work making it easier for teachers: https://quiz.pixton.com/rubric. Thank you for taking the time to review Pixton!
Milana found Pixton:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
  • Does not significantly improve teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Slightly improves attainment
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Helen Keefe

ELA Teacher

Panama Central School, United States

Used Pixton weekly for 4-6 months

Feb 2022

Very engaging for students of all ages

Reply from Pixton:Hi Helen, thank you for your positive review of Pixton! We appreciate your feedback. Thanks again for using Pixton!
Helen Keefe found Pixton:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Easier for me to evaluate a student's understanding of a topic or of content in general
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    The premade Pixton videos
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Moderately improves attainment
    When students create their own assignment they seem to be more vested in the accuracy of their product.
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Suzanne Giacotto

French Teacher

GEMS World Academy Chicago, United States

Used Pixton weekly for 3-4 years

Feb 2022

I purchased Pixton out of my own funds because I have witnessed the level of engagement and student creation to demonstrate learning and am amazed!!!

Reply from Pixton:Wow, thank you for the great review Suzanne! So happy to hear Pixton is working well for you. It's wonderful to hear the positive impact Pixton has directly from teachers like you. Keep up the great work!
Suzanne Giacotto found Pixton:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Using Pixton to share dialogues for World Language instruction allows me to use them for multiplie levels, copy and elevate the narratives. I also share student created work for advocacy and parent connections. Pixton offers a true assessment of student learning.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    The themes connect to DEI and SEL initiatives that are extremely important in classrooms today.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    I believe student creativity is elevated by Pixton and the reward to educators is in knowing they are effective in transferring knowledge and providing a platform.for student voice, choice & creativity.
  • Moderately improves school processes
    I wish Pixton was school wide. I think I am the only teacher in my school using Pixton.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Pixton provides a creative platform for Formative Assessments to measure learning. It is paperless, infinitely creative and works like storyboard.
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Magali

4th grade teacher

SD54, United States

Used Pixton occasionally for 7–12 months

Feb 2022

You cannot create assignments and that is critical to teaching, especially using an LMS such as Google Classroom

Reply from Pixton:Hi Magali, thank you for your feedback, much appreciated! You may be interested in checking out our Lesson Ideas here: https://ideas.pixton.com/. It's a great resource for teachers to create assignments using Pixton. Hope this helps!
Magali found Pixton:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    I haven't used it as much because I can't create assignments.
  • Does not significantly improve teaching efficiency
    Not at this time
  • Slightly improves teacher wellbeing
    Not at this time
  • Slightly improves school processes
    Not at this time
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Not at this time
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Isabel Adame

3rd grade teacher

Harding School, United States

Used Pixton monthly for 3-4 years

Feb 2022

Pixton is amazing! Students love comics so this is a great opportunity for them to create their own comics.

Reply from Pixton:Hi Isabel, thank you for the great review! We're thrilled that your students love comics. Thanks for sharing your feedback!
Isabel Adame found Pixton:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Teaching dialogue between characters
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Characters are there to choose from, as well as setting. Elements of a story are there for students. All students need to do is come up with a plot.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    I like how you can choose a variety of backgrounds as well as stances and expressions to express teacher wellbeing.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    yes
  • Significantly improves attainment
    yes
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Capri

Teacher

Calvert County Public Schools, United States

Used Pixton monthly for 1-2 years

Feb 2022

Capri found Pixton:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    It provides ways for student provide answer in a different manner.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Students enjoy the making comics to answer questions.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Keeps me from being bored by reading and grade so much writing.
  • Slightly improves school processes
    Its a good program.
  • Does not significantly improve attainment
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