Pixie chosen as one of 50 top ed-tech tools in 2014-15 eSchoolNews Readers’ Choice Awards

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 12, 2014 2:22:00 PM

eSchoolNews has announced Pixie as one of the winners of the 2014-15 Readers’ Choice Awards. In the spring of 2014, readers of eSchoolNews nominated their favorite hardware, software, web sites, and services. Readers shared how they’re using the products to improve teaching, learning, or school administration.



Pixie is the standard creativity software on elementary computers in schools across the United States and Canada. Pixie helps students combine text, original artwork, voice narration and images to communicate knowledge and ideas. Students are using Pixie on Windows and Mac PCs, iPads, and Android tablets.

eSchoolNews shares comments from one of the nominations for Pixie by Ellen Gerkens, technology instructor for the Swain School in Pennsylvania. She shares, “We rely on this versatile program in grades pre-K through 3 for a variety of projects. Students make class slide shows for reasons such as reviewing topics studied, creating solutions to problems, reflective writing, demonstrating science concepts, and honoring grandparents. We also use it for making greeting cards, stationary, booklets, and comic strips. Pixie is our students’ favorite application.”

“We have been developing Pixie for over ten years and are excited to see so many fantastic uses of it in the classroom,” shares David Wagner, CEO of Tech4Learning. “Hundreds of thousands of students are using Pixie for their curriculum projects and we can’t wait to see where teachers and students apply it next!”

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New York City DOE awards ELA professional development contract to Tech4Learning

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 4, 2014 12:49:00 PM

The New York City Department of Education has awarded Tech4learning the contract to deliver high-quality professional development to private schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn, which services over 30,000 students in the Brooklyn and Queens areas of New York City.

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Tech4Learning Wins 2013 EDDIE Award for Pixie App for iPad

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 7, 2013 3:32:00 PM

Tech4Learning’s Pixie for iPad wins ComputED Gazette EDDIE Award for Best Educational Software in the category of Multimedia Creation for Early Elementary.

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It is the best Pixie ever!

Posted by David Wagner on Oct 1, 2013 10:18:00 AM

It really is. What makes Pixie 4 the best ever are all the little things we added that people have been asking for.  It may look really similar, but there are a lot of reasons it is just plain better.

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Wixie update includes ability to export ePub3 files

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 5, 2013 4:32:00 PM

Tech4Learning released another update to Wixie, its cloud-based authoring tool. This update adds some great new features to the student authoring application, including:

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Tech4Learning releases Pixie app for Kindle Fire HD

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jul 8, 2013 2:56:00 PM

Tech4Learning's Pixie app is now available for Kindle Fire HD tablets through the Amazon Appstore for Android. Millions of students use Pixie on their computers, iPads, and Android tablets. Now they can also use Pixie on their Kindle Fire HD tablets to create and share their ideas and explore the curriculum.

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Tech4Learning releases Pixie app for Android tablets

Posted by Melinda Kolk on May 17, 2013 4:16:00 PM

Tech4Learning’s Pixie is now available for Android tablets through the Google Play store. Millions of students use Pixie on their computers, and now they can use Pixie on their Android tablets to create and share their ideas and explore the curriculum.

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Avoid the summer slide with Pixie and Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on May 16, 2013 1:29:00 PM

Elementary students love using Pixie and Wixie for learning at school and you can keep them excited about reading, writing, thinking, and learning this summer by using them at home. Combine these tools with our free parent guides for summer learning fun.

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Topics: pixie, Wixie, App, iPad, home edition, summer slide, parent guides

Tech4Learning Releases Pixie App for iPad

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 2, 2013 8:47:00 AM

Tech4Learning’s Pixie is now available in the Apple App store for the iPad. Millions of students world-wide are using Pixie on their computers, and now they can use Pixie on the iPad to create and share their ideas, imagination and understanding through a combination of text, original artwork, voice narration and images.
 

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Pixie Home Edition wins 2012 Seal of Approval from The National Parenting Center

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 21, 2012 9:09:00 AM

The Pixie Home Edition has been awarded a 2012 Seal of Approval from The National Parenting Center. The Pixie Home Edition provides an affordable ($19.95 on Amazon.com) way for students to continue the learning at home with many of the same features of the academic version of Pixie used in schools.  

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