Tech4Learning releases Frames 6 for faster and more powerful animation creation

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Dec 8, 2014 11:27:42 AM

Tech4Learning is proud to announce the release of Frames 6, an upgrade to their award-winning animation and digital storytelling software.

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Topics: frames, digital storytelling, stopmotion, animation

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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Topics: pixie

Tech4Learning integrates Wixie with Engrade®

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 8, 2014 11:41:00 AM

Tech4Learning is making it easier for schools and districts to infuse Wixie into their classroom curriculum by integrating with Engrade®.

Wixie is a student publishing and creativity platform. Engrade integrates school and district software and systems into one easy-to-use, cloud-based platform. Schools and districts will be able to manage users in Wixie through their existing Engrade system and provide a single sign-on (SSO) between the two systems.

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Topics: Wixie, engrade

Wixie to be a part of Baltimore County’s BCPS One

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 2, 2014 11:45:00 AM

The Baltimore County Board of Education has approved a contract with Tech4Learning to provide elementary and middle school students throughout the county with access to Wixie as part of the BCPS S.T.A.T (Students & Teachers Accessing Technology) initiative.

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Topics: creativity, Wixie, bcps one, digital learning, digital age learning

Wixie Adds LTI Integration

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 1, 2014 8:29:00 AM


Tech4Learning has made it easier for schools and districts to integrate Wixie by adding single-sign on integrations with common learning management systems through support for the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) framework from the IMS Global Learning Consortium.

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Topics: Wixie, LTI, LMS

Wixie update now includes integration with Gaggle

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 24, 2014 8:43:00 AM

Tech4Learning is making it easier for schools and districts to get up and running with Wixie by integrating their service with Gaggle’s Partner Program.

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Topics: creativity, creative software, Wixie, Gaggle

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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Topics: pixie, ela, ell, frames, share

Share 4.1 update includes ePub export and Google Drive integration

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 4, 2013 3:07:00 PM

Tech4Learning announces the release of Share 4.1, an update to its award-winning project authoring tool.

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Topics: share

Updates to Pics4Learning.com

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 17, 2013 1:56:00 PM

Started in 1999, Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education. Pics4Learning is designed to make it easy for teachers and students to find and use copyright-friendly photos and images for classroom displays, multimedia projects, web sites, videos, portfolios, and more.

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Topics: project, pics4learning, project-based learning

Tech4Learning Wins 2013 EDDIE Award for Share 4

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 10, 2013 8:47:00 AM

Tech4Learning’s Share 4 multimedia authoring tool wins ComputED Gazette EDDIE Award for Best Educational Software in the category of Middle School Project Authoring. The EDDIE Awards target "innovative and content-rich programs and websites that augment the classroom curriculum."

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Topics: creative software, common core, share, 21st century classroom, multimedia