I'd like to invite you to try out our website, Pixton.com
. The premise is, anyone can create comics without having to draw.
Pixton for Fun is our free, public website, and features all of the now-conventional mechanisms of Web 2.0. Members can rate one another's comics, comment on them, send messages, create an avatar, and more.
A unique feature of the site is automatic translation - subtitles appear on foreign-language comics. Or, comics you create can be read by people in other languages.
Another feature to note is remixing - you can make a copy of someone else's comic and then edit it in any way you like, leaving the original intact.
The comic editor is very powerful and intuitive. Check out our trailer to see the editor in action (in time-lapse). Sign up to Pixton for Fun to use the editor.
Just last week at the Innovative Learning Conference in San José we released a low-cost educational Web 2.0 application, Pixton for Schools. This takes all the goodness of Pixton for Fun and places it in a private, virtual classroom. Teachers create classrooms containing students, and lessons or assignments which students complete.
The Lesson Bank provides a repository, so that teachers and can share their lessons with all teachers using Pixton for Schools, around the world. The Lesson Bank can be browsed by subject area, level, geographic region, or tag.
You can read more about Pixton for Schools here
. We have a free 30-day trial, and welcome feedback of any kind!
Incidentally, we met Derek E. Baird at ILC08, and he turned me on to Classroom 2.0. You can read his review of Pixton here
// Update: October 29, 2008 //
We've leveled out the cost to be $1 USD per student per month, making Pixton for Schools equally accessible to classrooms large or small. The free trial, as well as terms of 2, 4, 8, or 12 months are still available.