Vancouver’s Pixton.com, a web-based tool that students use to write about any subject in the colourful visual format of comics, has been recognized by eSchool Media as one of the Best Ed-Tech Products of 2012. Teachers and administrators at schools and colleges across Canada and the United States nominated their favorite educational technology product or service.
eSchool Media received close to 1,400 nominations and the winners were recognized in two categories, K-12 and Higher Education, with teachers and school administrators choosing the top entries.
“Winning this award further validates Pixton’s leading role in promoting the educational value of comics, and we thank our customers for their feedback and support,” said Clive Goodinson, President and Co-Founder of Pixton Comics.
Jennifer Fenner, a history and geography teacher at Harbor Day School in California, uses Pixton with her middle school students to aid in literacy and subject comprehension. “I reinforce the concepts with projects like comic books and posters we produce on Pixton.com. The work looks professional, and all children can produce a top-quality product they are proud of. The technology does not require special training, students pick it up quickly, and if they have a question the tutorial videos are accessible and easy to view. As a teacher, I can easily grade the projects online, and we can share and view them with the class.” She concluded: “Students are learning and are excited to learn. Great product!”