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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
74%
improve teacher wellbeing
73%
Improves Behaviour / Wellbeing
69%
improve attainment
66%
reduce teacher workload
65%
CompanyHQ Location: Canada
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 - ChromebookMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - Android

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

Set Up

Minutes

TrainingWebinarsVideos

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.

SupportEmail
Home LearningParent Access

Parents can create the account.

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

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Pricing Plans

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

4.85 out of 5

from 33 Verified Reviews

Pixton has collected 30 reviews in the past 6 months

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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:
  • Not significantly reduces 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:
  • Not significantly reduces 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...
  • Not significantly improves 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:
  • Not reduces teacher workload
    Get together comics
  • Not significantly improves 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:
  • Not significantly reduces 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.
  • Not significantly improves 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
  • Not significantly improves 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.
  • Not significantly improves 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.
  • Not significantly improves attainment
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Eileen Mackey

Teacher

Riverhead Central School District, United States

Used Pixton monthly for 1-2 years

Feb 2022

Students love it, and it is a fun and effective way to demonstrate understanding and/or comprehension.

Reply from Pixton:Hi Eileen, thank you for the positive review! So happy to hear your students love it. And thank you for participating in our COVID comics campaign! You and your students might be interested in submitting comics to our upcoming Hall of Fame Gallery. Learn more about it here: https://www.pixton.com/submit
Eileen Mackey found Pixton:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    It allows teachers to simply monitor rather than construct tools for measuring progress.
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    Last year, both myself and my students participated in your activity describing how COVID had affected school life.
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Slightly improves attainment
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Hector Hernandez

Teacher

Alexander Hamilton High School, United States

Used Pixton daily for 0–3 months

Feb 2022

Great tool, kids really enjoy it. Not difficult to master the skills necessary to become a great story teller.

Reply from Pixton:Hi Hector, thank you for the great review! Sounds like Pixton is working out well for you and your students. We've got more goodies coming down the pipe so keep up the good work!
Hector Hernandez found Pixton:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    One teacher can oversee an entire classroom
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Lesson plans along with great examples
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Knowing the kids are learning something and enjoying it.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    It can be used in various subjects.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Students can see and share their comics.
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Lisa Richard

Computer Teacher

John F. Ryan Elementary School, United States

Used Pixton monthly for 4-6 months

Feb 2022

The students are engaged with Pixton. It is a "fun" way for them to show their knowledge on a particular subject.

Reply from Pixton:Hi Lisa, thank you for your positive review! We're thrilled your students love using Pixton. Appreciate your feedback!
Lisa Richard found Pixton:
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    I don't need to print up worksheets for the comic strips--students can get on and begin working. It also allows my students to easily make avatars--something we've done in the past, but with a bit more difficulty.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    Just one less thing I need to prepare.
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Students love using Pixton! They are incredibly focused on their comics and have done a great job with them.
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Audrey Arnold

Teacher

Blanco ISD, United States

Used Pixton monthly for 3-4 years

Feb 2022

Great program that is easy to implement and high student interest

Reply from Pixton:Hi Audrey, thank you for the positive review! So happy to know Pixton is working out well for you and your students.
Audrey Arnold found Pixton:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Easier to grade writing projects
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Every thing is right there, no hunting for resources
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    Knowledge that the right thing is being done for students
  • Moderately improves school processes
    Students complete projects
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Literary analysis
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David

Computer Teacher

Belvedere Junior School, England

Used Pixton occasionally for 3-4 years

Feb 2022

I love teaching Pixton. The children love using Pixton.

Reply from Pixton:Hi David, thank you for the great review! So happy to hear your students are teaching themselves and are finding it easy to use. More great additions to come so stay tuned!
David found Pixton:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    The children teach themselves how to use Picton.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    They become better at editing.
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    Easy for children to use. This means easy to teach.
  • Moderately improves school processes
    When teaching sequences in story writing.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    They become better at punctuation.
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JB

Teacher

___, Norway

Used Pixton monthly for 1-2 years

Feb 2022

Plus: more students are writing than before. Minus: Pixton needs to develop. More possibilities for characters and animals to have conversation and actions.

Reply from Pixton:Hello JB, thank you for your positive review! We're currently working on an update related to animals and characters. We appreciate your feedback. Stay tuned!
JB found Pixton:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Make pupils that struggle to write longer assignments, write.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    More pupils are writing stories than before.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Students are motivated
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Every class at school are now using Pixton
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Not sure
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Zoe

Elementary School Technology Teacher

American Community Schools of Athens, Greece

Used Pixton weekly for 4-6 months

Feb 2022

Zoe found Pixton:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Ease access, plethora of options for students that allows them to use their imagination, creativity and literacy skills
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Examples provided in Pixton
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    plethora of options available, time saving
  • Moderately improves school processes
    great tool which helps me cover curriculum and specific units (such as creativity, literacy)
  • Significantly improves attainment
    exciting tools, characters, backgrounds, and many options for the students led to an increased number of motivation, engagement and participation.
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Fredrick

Teacher

Assumption Suksa School, Thailand

Used Pixton daily for 7–12 months

Feb 2022

Best app I came across for helping students. Keeping them interested and engaged and the best thing is now students ask me to add comic making to their homework assignments.

Reply from Pixton:Hi Fredrick, thanks for the great review! Sounds like Pixton is really working well with you and your students. So happy you're all enjoying it!
Fredrick found Pixton:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Students use Pixton to make comics so it takes away boring writing and students are left with something they are proud of, they can print it out and show yo parents. This takes away the process of marking a paper and now you can see the students imagination and creativity grow.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Students are eager to learn and create a new comic of what we learned and discussed in class. So by seeing them practice what they've learned it is showing students are paying attention and putting in the practice to build a strong foundation.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    I can see how my students grow and develop in their comics.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    Reduces marking and now we have added their comics created to their personal portfolios
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Students are more engaged and eager to create new comics.
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Rachel

Teacher Librarian

Nanih Waiya Attendance Center, United States

Used Pixton weekly for 1-2 years

Feb 2022

It is easy to use. Customer service is efficient. Pricing is very reasonable. New things are consistently being added to the platform to make it relevant to student learning.

Reply from Pixton:Hi Rachel, thank you for the positive review. We're so happy to hear that your students get excited about lessons with Pixton.
Rachel found Pixton:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    No worksheets to copy
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves teacher wellbeing
    Students are excited about lessons and easy to engage.
  • Moderately improves school processes
    Vocabulary lessons are easy to enhance with Pixton. Teachers can create their own comics to introduce concepts or even classroom procedures.
  • Slightly improves attainment
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Erin Doherty

Science Teacher

Cypress High School, United States

Used Pixton occasionally for 1-2 years

Feb 2022

Pixton is a great way for students to showcase their creativity as it applies to the content. Pixton is very easy for teachers and students to use!😊

Reply from Pixton:Hi Erin, thank you for your positive review. We're happy to hear your find Pixton very helpful in teaching English Learners!
Erin Doherty found Pixton:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    All the tools are in Pixton for students to be as creative as possible.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    All I have to create is a class and share the code and students are ready to use Pixton. I found this resource to be very helpful in teaching students who are English Learners.
  • Significantly improves teacher wellbeing
    Pixton is super easy to use, and students are engaged while using it.
  • Moderately improves school processes
    Pixton was especially awesome during distance learning, to help build a sense of community.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    I don’t have enough data for this
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