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Online student publishing and creativity platform.

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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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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

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Get your students "into" their Wixie projects with a camera and green screen

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 7, 2018 12:09:18 PM

Students love to be a part of their project and it is easy to make students the star of a show in a beginning of the year All About Me project. Now, imagine transporting your students back in time to be part of the culture they are studying, or taking a first-person approach to writing about an animal, or sharing a personal opinion on a poster to encourage others to take action!

You can get students "into" a Wixie project using your device's camera or taking pictures against a "green screen" in your classroom.  

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Topics: digital storytelling, Wixie

Using music effectively in student project work

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jan 31, 2018 10:05:24 AM

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post from our intern, Dylan Agoncillo, a student at High Tech High Media Arts in San Diego. 

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Topics: project

Literacy project ideas for February

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Jan 24, 2018 9:23:14 AM

February is a short month filled with holidays and celebrations you can use to inspire student work in Wixie. If you need some inspiration, explore these ideas for February holidays like Valentine's Day and celebrations like Black History Month. February also includes less-celebrated days that you can use to engage students in powerful reading and writing projects.

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Topics: literacy, Wixie

Build vocabulary with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jan 3, 2018 10:16:00 AM

Having a strong vocabulary is essential for success in school and life. A strong receptive vocabulary ensures students can comprehend what they are hearing and reading.  And a strong expressive vocabulary ensures they can accurately communicate ideas and feelings.

While simply reading and discussing ideas in context is a great way to build vocabulary, you will want to spend time teaching vocabulary explicitly as well. Most students feel powerful and confident when they use "big" words.  Here are some fun ways to use Wixie to explicitly teach vocabulary and engage students in the process of making sense of new words and remembering their meaning.

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Topics: Wixie, vocabulary

Wixie activities you can do with your child at home this holiday

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Dec 12, 2017 11:19:01 AM

Spending time with family over the break is the most wonderful part of the holidays! If your child uses Wixie at school, you can access it from most devices at home over the break to create and play together. Here are a few ideas for fun projects you can do together. 

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Topics: Wixie

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