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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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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
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Get students making for Earth Day

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 11, 2018 1:13:03 PM

Earth Day makes it easy to tap into student passion and connect them to the natural world around them. Here are some ideas for using Wixie for Earth Day projects to get your students making as they:
  • share knowledge and ideas from their research to inform others,
  • raise awareness of the impact of human activity on the environment,
  • connect others to the natural world around them,
  • change minds and behavior for lasting impact.

As students connect their research to action, rather than telling them what to make, work with your students to discuss effective products and solutions they can create to achieve these goals. Here are some ideas you can share with them to get their creative juices flowing.

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Topics: Wixie, STEM, create, science

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

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, 21st century classroom, constructivism, create, understanding, ell

Bloginar - Connect to literature to build literacy and love of books

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 9, 2011 3:18:00 PM

"Whether they’re just starting to write or are already accomplished writers, the motivation to write better and write more grows exponentially with the promise of a published product." --Linda Oaks, Tarbut V'Torah School, Irvine, California

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Topics: pixie, literacy, motivate, student, literature, connections, reading, create

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