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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.

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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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Build creative and analytical thinking with digital pattern play

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 14, 2014 3:40:00 PM

"Attention to possibilities leads to intention for possibilities, which equals creativity."
                                                                              --Dr. Henry Olds

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Topics: creativity, creative, tessellation

8 first projects to get students using technology

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 12, 2013 1:04:00 PM

The beginning of school is always a fun and crazy time. Kids are winding down from summer break (as are you) and schedules and classes are still getting settled. But with all of the business, setting the tone for a year of making with Wixie is important.

Wixie might be just about the easiest tools for elementary students to learn! Wixie is open-ended which means you and your students still have to decide what to do! Here are eight ideas for first projects to get students using technology, including information about software skills they have to learn to complete them.

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Topics: pixie, creativity, Wixie, Pixie by Tech4Learning

Foster a culture of high expectations with Common Core Implementation

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jul 31, 2013 10:37:00 AM

Think of your district’s implementation of Common Core as a gift to reconnect with colleagues, share and disseminate best practices that work with your students in YOUR classrooms, explore new ideas, discuss how to engage students in learning, and have frank discussions about what it means to be educated.

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Topics: creativity, common core, pbl, project-based learning

Creative software tools support Classroom Instruction That Works

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 11, 2013 2:34:00 PM

In Classroom Instruction that Works, Robert Marzano, Debra Pickering, and Jane Pollock examine decades of research and distill the results into nine teaching strategies that have a significant, positive impact on student learning.  Student learning with creative software tools matches and supports many effective instructional strategies, including those mentioned in this book.

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Topics: creativity, creative software, creative, marzano, instruction, classroom instruction that works

Use interviews to motivate, inspire creativity, and connect students to their learning

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jul 10, 2012 2:27:00 PM

Lately, I have come across lots of fun projects that utilize interviews. Many are the more traditional oral history style projects, but some use the interview model as a way for students to apply content knowledge and demonstrate understanding.

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Topics: creativity, common core, digital storytelling, motivate, student, interview

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