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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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Danielle Abernethy

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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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Back-to-school Wixie projects for kindergarten and first grade

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Aug 9, 2016 2:31:56 PM

It is the time of year again where we begin gearing up for the new school year. For our youngest students, this may be their first opportunity to socialize outside their family and they may have anxieties over making new friends and learning new routines and rules. You can use two Wixie activities in the September folder of the Month-by-Month Activities to help these young learners become comfortable with the purpose and rules of school. 

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Project Ideas for May

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Apr 25, 2016 1:14:07 PM

May is filled with lots of holidays, which along with the coming of the end of the school year, make for great reasons to celebrate! Use Wixie to create decorations for a class Cinco de May party or themed posters and signs for Memorial Day. Have students create narrated notes to show their appreciation for the specialty subject teachers at your school, who don’t always get the same notes as classroom teachers.

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