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Pixie

Software for student publishing and creativity.

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Wixie

Online student publishing and creativity platform.

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Frames

Create animations, digital stories, and stop-motion.

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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

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Pixie Icon

Pixie

Software for student publishing and creativity.

Wixie Icon

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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Melinda Kolk

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Make "scratch art" holiday cards in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 28, 2018 8:10:00 AM

Remember doing scratch art in the back seat on a family road trip? Scratch art cards, and the wooden stylus used to create them, are inexpensive and portable, so many students also have fond memories of them as well.

Wixie includes a folder filled with colorful Scratch Art templates. Students can use Wixie's Eraser tool to “scratch” and design art work on these templates, which makes for a beautiful base you can use for writing and sharing a holiday greeting. 

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Wixie ideas for The Mitten by Jan Brett

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 26, 2018 2:21:18 PM

If you love Jan Brett's The Mitten as much as we do, here are some fun Wixie ideas for primary learners that connect to this wonderful winter story.

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Topics: Wixie, literature

Connect school to home by sharing student work in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 12, 2018 7:54:00 AM

Wixie provides students with a digital canvas they can use to share ideas and communicate their understanding. You can give families a window into your classroom by sharing the amazing work their child is doing in Wixie at school.

Wixie works online, which means you can embed student projects on your classroom or school website, email parents a direct link to a student project, and empower students with the knowledge and skills to log in when they are away from school.

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Topics: Wixie, parents, parent guides, school to home

Use Wixie to help students learn to solve word problems

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 6, 2018 7:48:15 AM

Current math standards require students to decode and solve word problems, as well as explain their thinking during this process.

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Topics: Wixie, word problems, math

Visualizing homonyms in Wixie to help all learners build vocabulary

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 16, 2018 1:07:25 PM

Homonyms, homophones, and homographs make mastering English difficult, but they are also a fun way to engage students in learning the meaning of different words! Because these words don’t follow normal pronunciation or spelling rules, they are particularly important to explore with students learning English as a second language (ELLs).

Using a combination of imagery and voice recording in Wixie is an effective and fun way to help students better remember and cement the meaning of these words.

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Topics: Wixie

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