Today I bring you my last experience working in the History team. We have created a slideshow in order to teach our students how to create a comic with a specific tool called Pixton. As you can observe, one of the first post of this blog was related to this tool, so we have chosen it based on an educated knowledge.
Thinking of explaining our students in a brief, clear and easy way how to use Pixton, we have picked Google Slides to do it. Pixton is an easy tool to use but it has many different options and could be hard to start working with it for students in early primary. As a result, we have created a slide show with all the main different steps to create properly a comic.
We have chosen Google Slide to create or slideshow because it is an easy tool really similar to Power Point, that we all manage perfectly; and also because it lets us work together only which means each one on its home. So that, we save time and work coordinated as a perfect team.
The structure of the slideshow follows the correct order of the different steps to use Pixton. It starts showing how to sign up and create a new account and finishes showing how to complete a comic. To make it more visually, we have done screenshots of the different steps and emphasize it with red arrows and squares. The unique problem we have struggled with has been precisely emphasizing those buttons or elements essential to use Piston. Google Slides does not allow you to create a red line square; you can just create a filled square. So, you must create each read line independently and it is difficult to make them perfectly straight.
In spite of this fact, Google Slides is a great tool in order to teamwork online and create any sort of presentation. In the same way, Pixton is and incredible tool for students to create any story and also represent a specific historical period.
Here you can check our slideshow: