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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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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog

Build comprehension and thinking skills with graphic organizers

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 29, 2016 10:21:41 AM

Graphic organizers are about as common in classrooms today as computers. But that makes perfect sense since these “tools” can help students comprehend of large amounts of information and complex ideas.

A graphic organizer is a communication tool that uses visuals to show relationships and connections between ideas. Even if you aren't familiar with the term, you have probably used graphic organizers like clusters and Venn diagrams before.

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Topics: Wixie

Back-to-school Wixie ideas for grades 4 and 5

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

As students enter the upper elementary grades, they start to groan a little bit more about school. Not a lot, but the end of the school year was all about testing and then the summer was fun and now they are back to school. We have to get to know the students, set the classroom expectations, and make it engaging  so they realize that school is more than a bubble test.

You can use Wixie for activities that will both help you get to know your intermediate students and help them take ownership of their growth and learning. 

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Back-to-school Wixie ideas for grades 2 and 3

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Aug 12, 2016 12:51:29 PM

Students in second and third grade are moving away from their younger self-centered view of the world, but most still love to talk about themselves. At the beginning of the year they also have lots of new things to share: new school supplies, new friends from the summer, and maybe even new school clothes or shoes. Use this interest in sharing to get to know your students as human beings through All About Me introductory activities. 

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Back to school with Wixie: Get to know your students with All About Me Trading Cards

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Aug 11, 2016 10:34:30 AM

There is so much to cover in the 180 days of school, so it is helpful to kick off the first week back to school with projects that benefit students socially, help you as a teacher get to know your learners, and introduce students to the tools (like Wixie!) available to them in the classroom.

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Back-to-school resources on the Trading Post

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Aug 10, 2016 8:17:28 AM

A Personalized Learning Network, or PLN, is a term used to describe a collection of social media connections, blog subscriptions, online forums, and other online resources that an educator has selected to to support their professional growth. A PLN is a place to find and share ideas. It may be as simple as reading a blog for new formative assessment ideas or exploring a series of lesson plans for a new idea to implement in your classroom. If you use Wixie, the Tech4Learning Trading Post is a must have for your PLN! 

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