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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

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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Share

Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog

Project Based Learning and Presentations

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 7, 2014 3:03:00 PM

To make learning during the process visible and to facilitate assessment, project-based learning culminates in a final presentation of learning. Notice I didn't say presentation, but presentation of learning. There is a difference. A big difference. 

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Topics: pbl, assessment, 21st century classroom, project-based learning, presentation

Take Retelling to the Next Level

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 18, 2013 10:15:00 AM

Young students are often asked to retell stories. In fact, from Kindergarten to Grade 3, the Common Core Standards explicitly ask students to be able to “retell [recount] stories." While this may not be the most engaging student task, it is one of the most straightforward ways to assess reading comprehension.

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Topics: common core, 21st century classroom, create, literature, curriculum, retell

Using Animation and Digital Storytelling to Support Common Core

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 23, 2013 3:41:00 PM

From the moment they wake up in the morning, animated cartoons and powerful digital stories surround our students. Animation and digital storytelling provide a myriad of opportunities for high-level performance tasks that engage students in Common Core Standards for English Language Arts.

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Topics: frames, common core, digital storytelling, standards, 21st century classroom, animation, interview

Creativity, Curriculum, and Digital Age Learning - Connecting to Literature in Math

Posted by Melinda Kolk on May 18, 2012 12:28:00 PM

In an earlier post, I talked about the importance of the 4 C's (creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication) as well as the 3 R's in preparing students for life in the digital age. All to often technology skills, as well as curriculum standards, are taught as a discrete set of skills.

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Topics: pixie, creativity, digital age learning, 21st century classroom, literature, curriculum, math

Strategies for ELL students support all learners

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 28, 2011 10:29:00 AM

As I was working with the Tech4Learning team for the past couple of weeks on the English Language Acquisition Resource Kit, I got to spend a lot of time reading, and rereading, up on strategies to support ELL students both core content learning and English language skills.

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Topics: pixie, creativity, ell, 21st century classroom, understanding, constructivism, create

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