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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.

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Use Wixie to create online greeting cards

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Dec 7, 2017 1:57:18 PM

Having students create and share greeting cards provides a fun opportunity to talk about the purpose of writing, to practice writing and speaking, and to connect the work students do in the classroom to the world beyond it. 

The authoring and sharing tools in Wixie make it easy to create and publish a range of greetings, from single pages of artwork you print to multi-page eCards with audio narration.

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Topics: literacy, Wixie, writing

Get students started with Wixie using their Templates library

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 29, 2017 11:05:50 AM

Get started using Wixie with students by having them start projects from the Templates library, such as All About Me projects, wanted posters, or trading cards. You only need to give them a bit of direction, and they learn to use Wixie in a way that sets the stage for their working autonomously.

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Topics: Wixie

Using Wixie to meet math standards in Kindergarten

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 15, 2017 11:26:27 AM

Kindergarten students need to build solid foundations with number sense, learning to represent quantities of objects with numerals and comparing their value. They are also beginning to identify shapes and describing objects in the world using these new terms.

Wixie's Activities library includes over 70 Kindergarten math activities you can use for formative assessment purposes or tasks for student work at centers and in station rotations.

Teachers can assign Wixie activities directly to students, or customize to differentiate them for specific learners in their classroom. Instructions for students show in the Wixie interface and you can also record instructions for your emerging readers. 

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Topics: Wixie, assessment, curriculum, activities

Supporting 6+1 Trait Writing with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 3, 2017 10:06:31 AM

Designed by teachers and educators at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, the The 6+1 Trait® Writing Model of Instruction & Assessment organizes writing skills into 7 “traits” that provide a common language for writing instruction.

The traits are:

  1. Ideas
  2. Organization
  3. Voice
  4. Word Choice
  5. Sentence Fluency
  6. Conventions
  7. Presentation

Discussing writing in terms of these traits helps student see what 'good' writing looks like, as well as focus on specific actions they can take to improve their writing. Here are some ideas for using Wixie to support student writing with each of the 6+1 Trait® skills.

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Topics: Wixie, writing

Using Wixie's curriculum library to find, customize, and assign activities

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 18, 2017 6:45:06 AM

Wixie is a digital tool that gives students tools to show what they know and share their ideas through their art, their voice, and their writing. While students can use Wixie as a digital canvas for their work, you can use the resources in Wixie's Curriculum Library for quick formative assessments and to support students as they complete performance tasks. 

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Topics: common core, Wixie, assessment, activities, assignments

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