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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

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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Graphic Organizers, Webb’s Depth of Knowledge and Wixie!

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 6, 2017 11:08:33 AM

A graphic organizer uses visuals to show relationships and connections between ideas, making it easier to comprehend large amounts of information and complex ideas. Students can also use graphic organizers to demonstrate knowledge and organize their thinking.

Wixie includes a range of graphic organizer templates teachers can assign or students can open from the Templates area of their project view. 


Teachers can choose an organizer template, customize the content and instructions, and assign it to their students. Students can also use the paint tools and mapping stickers to organize information and show relationships in a more open-ended manner.

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Topics: Wixie, DOK

Making Wanted Posters in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 1, 2017 9:24:06 AM

Want to add a little creativity into your Wixie comprehension projects? Look no further than a Wanted Poster!

Wanted posters also make for a great first Wixie project, because:

• Several templates already exist student's Projects view.
• Students only need a few Wixie skills to begin.
• Wanted posters can be used in a variety of ways.

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Topics: creativity, literacy, Webb's DOK

Using Wixie for Elementary Math Instruction

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jan 9, 2017 1:51:09 PM

Editor’s Note: I visited Church Lane Elementary this past November and was impressed by the high-quality instruction done in Wixie by the 3rd grade team. Emma Santucci, Sam Skazis, Kristen Listman, and Kelly Richards have graciously shared a bit about how they specifically use Wixie in their math instruction below.

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Topics: Wixie, math

Using Wixie at all levels of Webb's Depth of Knowledge

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jan 3, 2017 9:34:08 AM

In 1997, Norman Webb developed depth-of-knowledge levels to facilitate the evaluation of questions and tasks in grade-level and standards-based assessments. Many educators have found these levels to be useful in evaluating the cognitive complexity of their own instructional tasks. 

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Topics: Wixie, Depth of Knowledge, DOK, Webb's DOK, Webb's Depth of Knowledge

3 ways to meet standards with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Dec 14, 2016 8:55:45 AM

Wixie makes it fun to do the work and practice necessary to meet standards and learning goals. Students can use Wixie to explore the curriculum through a combination of text, original artwork, voice narration, and images.

Here are three ways to use Wixie to help students meet standards and learning goals. Don't miss the downloadable guides at the bottom!

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Topics: common core, Wixie, standards, ccss, virginia SOLs, Texas TEKS

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