In an article highlighting how cloud-based computing is moving beyond administration to promoting student collaboration and creativity, Wixie leads the way. The articles highlights projects done at Meiklejohn Elementary School in Arvada, Colorado where the 4th graders design lessons for their Kindergarten buddies.
Melissa Swenson, the Library Media Specialist for Meiklejohn Elementary School, finds that with the use of Wixie, “students are able to communicate their understanding of content in a more deep and rich way.”
Wixie is available to students 24/7 wherever they have Internet access. Students can extend their learning outside the classroom making it an essential 21st century productivity tool. Educators also have the ability to manage student work, assign projects, and share student work instantaneously with a unique URL and/or embed code. Parents, too, can now post their child’s work to their own web site or blog.
Currently 6 schools in Jefferson County Publis Schools are JEFFCO piloting Wixie for improved student engagement and productivity.