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Software for student publishing and creativity.

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Wixie

Online student publishing and creativity platform.

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Create animations, digital stories, and stop-motion.

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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

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Pixie

Software for student publishing and creativity.

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Wixie

Online student publishing and creativity platform.

Frames Icon

Frames

Create animations, digital stories, and stop-motion.

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Share

Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog

Writing an effective grant that includes technology

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 21, 2017 11:17:58 AM

With budgets tight, we get a lot of questions about writing grants for our creative tools. But you can't write a grant that simply asks for Wixie.

No one awards grants for you to simply buy a tablet or even great software like Wixie. Grants are looking for solutions to real educational needs that can serve as models for other educators.

While we think Wixie is amazing, it doesn't do anything on its own. Wixie works best with a great instructor and a powerful curriculum idea. You are the great instructor, but you will have to clearly explain how a technology tool is part of a bigger solution to improve student learning. 

This blog shares tips for writing an effective grant, as well as resources you can use to more clearly articulate your goals and the projects and processes that can help you reach that goal.

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Topics: 21st century classroom

Using Wixie to build essential skills for online testing

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 7, 2017 10:17:07 AM

Getting ready for online assessments? Help students build the necessary skills through technology-infused performance tasks that meet standards and make students excited about learning! 

From drag-and-drop formative assessments to open-ended passion projects, Wixie can help students build the technical skills they need for online testing while engaging with the curriculum. 

 

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Topics: assessment

De-stress during testing time with Wixie's drawing tools

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 1, 2017 2:32:39 PM

If the heavy load of testing is getting your and your students down and you need a break or a quick pick-me-up, trying a range of activities with the paint tools in Wixie! Drawing a picture takes just enough brain power to make you forget other things and puts in you a mental state similar to meditation, giving you many of the same destressing benefits.

This blog contains a range of coloring and drawing ideas to get your creative juices going and your stress levels down.

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Designing differentiated instruction for the primary classroom using Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 23, 2017 8:08:50 AM

This is a guest blog from Alison Doubet, a first grade teacher at Joppa View Elementary. In 2015, Tech4Learning presented Alison with a Tech4Learning Innovative Educator award. You can find out more about her teaching journey on her blog and through her articles on Creative Educator.

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Topics: Wixie

Exploring Fairy Tales with Wixie

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Feb 15, 2017 9:36:03 AM

On a recent trip to Disney World, I was reminded of how I  loved fairytales growing up, both the original stories aw well as the Disney adaptations. I even tried my hand at writing fairytales!

While none of my fairy tales were movie quality, they were always one of my favorite writing topics, so I was excited when I recently discovered that February 26th is Tell a Fairy Tale Day! Here are a few ideas for Wixie projects to connect your readers, writers, and thinkers to fairy tales.

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Topics: literacy, Wixie, literature

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