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Software for student publishing and creativity.

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Online student publishing and creativity platform.

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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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Using Wixie to meet math standards in Kindergarten

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 15, 2017 11:26:27 AM

Kindergarten students need to build solid foundations with number sense, learning to represent quantities of objects with numerals and comparing their value. They are also beginning to identify shapes and describing objects in the world using these new terms.

Wixie's Activities library includes over 70 Kindergarten math activities you can use for formative assessment purposes or tasks for student work at centers and in station rotations.

Teachers can assign Wixie activities directly to students, or customize to differentiate them for specific learners in their classroom. Instructions for students show in the Wixie interface and you can also record instructions for your emerging readers. 

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Topics: Wixie, activities, curriculum, assessment

Using Wixie's curriculum library to find, customize, and assign activities

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 18, 2017 6:45:06 AM

Wixie is a digital tool that gives students tools to show what they know and share their ideas through their art, their voice, and their writing. While students can use Wixie as a digital canvas for their work, you can use the resources in Wixie's Curriculum Library for quick formative assessments and to support students as they complete performance tasks. 

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Topics: Wixie, common core, activities, assignments, assessment

I want to be a Wixie PARCC Ranger

Posted by Melinda Kolk on May 22, 2017 2:44:29 PM

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post by Darron Brown of West Windsor Plainsboro Regional School District in New Jersey. Denise MacDevette came across this amazing project during her visit to Maurice Hawk Elementary and asked Darron to share his story.

"Please, not another day of test prep!"

After years of listening to my students react to boring test prep drills and practice, it was time for a change. I still needed to do test preparation, but decided to instead do it with a project that fostered real learning and authentic creativity. As I thought about various ideas, I wondered if students would be more engaged if practice questions were about Pokemon, Star Wars, Princesses or Disney shows?

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Topics: assessment, Wixie

Using Wixie to build essential skills for online testing

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 7, 2017 10:17:07 AM

Getting ready for online assessments? Help students build the necessary skills through technology-infused performance tasks that meet standards and make students excited about learning! 

From drag-and-drop formative assessments to open-ended passion projects, Wixie can help students build the technical skills they need for online testing while engaging with the curriculum. 

 

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Topics: assessment

Using Wixie in primary classroom computer centers

Posted by Scott Loomis on Apr 2, 2014 11:45:00 AM

Whenever I visit a primary classroom, I commonly see students rotating from table to table to complete activities in literacy, math, or science centers. But at the same time, I often see computers in the corner simply screaming for attention during this time.

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Topics: common core, Wixie, assessment, primary

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