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Software for student publishing and creativity.

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Wixie

Online student publishing and creativity platform.

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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

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Pixie

Software for student publishing and creativity.

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Wixie

Online student publishing and creativity platform.

Frames Icon

Frames

Create animations, digital stories, and stop-motion.

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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog
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Connect primary learners to books with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 1, 2018 1:36:54 PM

Here are four Wixie ideas to get your primary learners engaged with the books and informational texts they are reading during National Book Month and all year!

1. Oral Retelling and Sentence Strips

Primary readers are expected to be able to retell key ideas and details from the books they are listening to others read or reading themselves. Since many are emerging as readers and writers, ask them to draw and tell as much as write and type.

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Topics: Wixie, literacy

First Projects for Primary: Character Traits

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 25, 2018 10:49:58 AM

Starting as early as first grade, Common Core State Standards state that students should be able to “describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.” (RL.1.3) You can evaluate the ability of your young learners to recall and retell key details by having them complete a character traits cluster diagram in Wixie.

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Topics: Wixie, graphic organizer

Visualizing antonyms in Wixie to help primary learners build vocabulary

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 14, 2018 11:07:34 AM

Illustrating antonym pairs, or words with opposite meanings, is a great way to start young learners building vocabulary in WixieStudents can use Wixie to combine text, images and voice narration to help them better learn and remember new vocabulary (dual coding theory).

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Topics: Wixie

Use September holidays to get students learning with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 5, 2018 8:50:15 AM

It is essential to get your students learning and creating with technology from the start of their school year. Here are some ideas for using Wixie that go beyond All About Me, but still introduce students to the skills they need for creating with Wixie all year.

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Topics: Wixie

Organize student thinking and ideation with a cluster diagram in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 28, 2018 8:24:01 AM

Get students thinking about a topic or story character by having them create a cluster diagram in Wixie. Cluster diagrams are designed to help with brainstorming and ideation, and Wixie makes it easy for students to create cluster diagrams that combine text, pictures, and voice narration.

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Topics: Wixie

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