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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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Using music effectively in student project work

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jan 31, 2018 10:05:24 AM

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post from our intern, Dylan Agoncillo, a student at High Tech High Media Arts in San Diego. 

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Topics: project

Build vocabulary with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jan 3, 2018 10:16:00 AM

Having a strong vocabulary is essential for success in school and life. A strong receptive vocabulary ensures students can comprehend what they are hearing and reading.  And a strong expressive vocabulary ensures they can accurately communicate ideas and feelings.

While simply reading and discussing ideas in context is a great way to build vocabulary, you will want to spend time teaching vocabulary explicitly as well. Most students feel powerful and confident when they use "big" words.  Here are some fun ways to use Wixie to explicitly teach vocabulary and engage students in the process of making sense of new words and remembering their meaning.

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Topics: Wixie, vocabulary

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

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