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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 Icon

Pixie

Software for student publishing and creativity.

Wixie Icon

Wixie

Online student publishing and creativity platform.

Frames Icon

Frames

Create animations, digital stories, and stop-motion.

Share Icon

Share

Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

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Tech4Learning Blog
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Tech4Learning Blog

Create your own animated clip art for Frames

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 10, 2017 11:11:13 AM

You may not be aware of this cool  feature in Frames 6, but the media library includes clip art that animates when you move it along a path on a single frame! You can also use the drawing tools to create your own animated clip art to use in Frames!

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Topics: animation

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

Use Wixie with Facebook to connect students and the community

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Jan 24, 2017 1:05:32 PM

Students who know their work is going to be shared, and even spotlighted, tend to put more tender loving care into a project.  Wixie includes social sharing options that allow you to post student work to your Facebook page, but why not “employ” your students as essential communicators on your school’s Facebook page?!

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Topics: Wixie, school to home, parents

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

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