Tech4Learning adds project evaluation tools to Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jul 22, 2013 4:02:00 PM

Tech4Learning has updated Wixie to include tools that help teachers combine assignments and assessments to evaluate student performances for Common Core Standards.

 

Wixie by Tech4LearningWixie is a cloud-based tool students can use to paint pictures, write stories, and record their voice to explore the curriculum and demonstrate mastery.  Teachers can log in to find, create, or assign new activities, evaluate student work, and view student progress toward standards mastery.


Using the updated Wixie dashboard, teachers can now create, modify, and assign assessments to activities and original student work. “Wixie is the perfect tool for today’s digital learners, who need to create, not just consume,” explains David Wagner, CEO of Tech4Learning. “Wixie's new evaluation tools now provide a concrete way to evaluate these student performances and demonstrations of understanding.”


Wixie's evaluation tools
Wixie comes with a library of hundreds of activities that include appropriate assessments, such as rubrics or Done-Try Again evaluations, as well as correlations to Common Core Standards. Teachers can use or customize these, as well as create their own.


“Teachers can start by exploring and assigning standards-based activities from the library, or jump in and design open-ended projects with comprehensive performance assessments,” shares Melinda Kolk, Director of Curriculum at Tech4Learning. “Wixie includes an entire system teachers can use to plan, implement, and evaluate student work!” 


To learn more about the student authoring and teacher tools available in Wixie, visit: www.tech4learning.com/wixie
 

Topics: Wixie, cloud, cloud-computing, common core, assessment, creativity, Wixie