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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.

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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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Melinda Kolk

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Visualizing antonyms in Wixie to help primary learners build vocabulary

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 14, 2018 11:07:34 AM

Illustrating antonym pairs, or words with opposite meanings, is a great way to start young learners building vocabulary in WixieStudents can use Wixie to combine text, images and voice narration to help them better learn and remember new vocabulary (dual coding theory).

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Use September holidays to get students learning with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 5, 2018 8:50:15 AM

It is essential to get your students learning and creating with technology from the start of their school year. Here are some ideas for using Wixie that go beyond All About Me, but still introduce students to the skills they need for creating with Wixie all year.

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Organize student thinking and ideation with a cluster diagram in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 28, 2018 8:24:01 AM

Get students thinking about a topic or story character by having them create a cluster diagram in Wixie. Cluster diagrams are designed to help with brainstorming and ideation, and Wixie makes it easy for students to create cluster diagrams that combine text, pictures, and voice narration.

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Create digital postcards with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 22, 2018 10:59:43 AM

Postcards are an engaging way to ask students to share what they have learned about the curriculum. Students can also create postcards to share information about a place they have visited or an important event in their lives. They could even design and share a postcard as a thank you note or digital greeting card.

Wixie makes it easy to create and share print and digital postcards. Students can use Wixie's tools to design a unique image for the front of the postcard and type a message on the back. If they are sharing digitally, they can also record a voice message. Wixie even includes several postcard templates to help them get started.

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Using Wixie to build phonics skills in 2nd grade

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 7, 2018 10:02:08 AM

If your literacy program includes work with phonics, you can use Wixie to both practice and evaluate phonics skills, as well as provide students with creative opportunities to apply them. Students can use Wixie to combine pictures, voice, and oral recordings to demonstrate their understanding of phonics skills and apply them while writing and speaking.

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Topics: Wixie, phonics, alphabetic principle

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