I received this fantastic story last week from our good friend and great educator Laura Spencer. She agreed to share it through a guest blog. Enjoy, MelindaRead More
One of the best parts about Wixie may be that students can use it over the summer if they have access to a computer or tablet. Student log ins should, and generally do, remain the same even if districts switch over to the new school year.
While students who are going to log in to write, draw, and create over the summer may not need help with ideas, you can encourage others by "assigning" a scrapbook template, list of goals, or similar to spark ideas.
Here are few Wixie project ideas to help your students remember this year (if you are still in school!), look forward to next year, think about summer, and keep writing even if/when school is out.Read More
Wixie and Pixie are exciting digital tools students love to use to show what they know. While digital is fantastic (you really can't beat student voice in a project), you can also use Wixie and Pixie to print booklets, trading cards, and comics.
Students need to create artifacts of their learning, and digital tools make it easy to develop
professional looking products they see in the world around them. While there is certainly nothing wrong with construction paper and crayons, these look like learning artifacts created for a teacher.
Whenever I visit a primary classroom, I commonly see students rotating from table to table to complete activities in literacy, math, or science centers. But at the same time, I often see computers in the corner simply screaming for attention during this time.