Using Wixie to meet Common Core State Standards in eighth grade

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jul 15, 2015 1:31:00 PM

Wixie provides students with tools to combine original artwork, images, text, and voice narration to create a range of products like how-to instructions, digital stories, ebooks, comics, and more.

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Topics: common core, tessellation, writing

Using Wixie to meet Common Core Goals in 7th Grade

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jul 14, 2015 10:10:17 AM

Wixie provides students with tools to combine original artwork, images, text, and voice narration to create a range of products like how-to instructions, digital stories, ebooks, comics, and more.

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Topics: common core, comprehension,

Using Wixie in Sixth Grade Language Arts

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jun 18, 2015 5:10:42 PM

Wixie provides students with tools to combine original artwork, images, text, and voice narration to create a range of products including how-to instructions, digital stories, ebooks, comics, and more.

In sixth grade, students are transitioning from thinking like a child to thinking like an adult. They are capable of dealing with conflict and complexity, and should be asked to create products for use by other people that challenge their abilities. Work in Wixie should involve lots of writing and creativity as they explore the new boundaries of their thinking.

Here are a few ideas drawn for the Common Core State Standards for Grade 6

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Topics: Wixie, 21st century classroom, authentic task, comprehension,, secondary

Best practices for collaborating in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 7, 2015 9:33:26 AM

Wixie makes it easy to implement blended learning and is obviously a great tool for helping students build the 21st century skills of creativity and communication. Wixie’s sharing capabilities can also help you foster student skills in collaboration.

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Topics: Wixie, 21st century classroom, collaboration

Use poetry to build vocabulary and comprehension at all levels of language acquisition

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 25, 2015 11:45:00 AM

Because of its combination of concise and purposeful text, both reading and writing poetry offers fantastic opportunities to engage English Language Learners at a variety of levels.

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Topics: ell, common core, literacy