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Software for student publishing and creativity.

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First Projects for Primary: Cycles

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 19, 2019 8:25:27 AM

As changes in the seasons become more visible, now is a great time to use the Cycle templates in Wixie to get students thinking about cycles in nature.

Cycle diagrams use pictures and text labels to show the stages in a process, such as the water cycle or the life cycle of an organism. Wixie even includes a cycle template students can open on their own. Here's how.

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Topics: Wixie, graphic organizer

First Wixie Projects for Elementary: Bookmarks

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 14, 2019 2:08:53 PM

March kicks off with Read Across America week. Have your students create their own bookmarks in Wixie to celebrate.

Creating bookmarks is fun for students and can be a powerful performance task for comprehension and retelling. 

Wixie makes it easy to create bookmarks with a template students can open on their own. 

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Topics: Wixie, graphic organizer

Get students thinking with graphic organizers

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 12, 2018 4:29:18 PM

Graphic organizers are a great tool for helping students organize their thinking. Graphic organizers combine text and visuals to show connections between ideas, making large amounts of information easier to understand. 

While students can draw circles and connections on paper, technology makes it much easier to rearrange, edit, and identify new connections. Wixie includes templates for specific types of graphic organizers like Venn diagrams and T-charts as well as images and paint options students can use to create their own organizers from scratch.

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Topics: Wixie, graphic organizer

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

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