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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

Using play to engage students and promote learning

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 21, 2011 5:49:00 AM

In the last post, I talked about the natural partnership of creativity and tinkering.  Once again, I am inspired by Dr. Henry Olds and want to expand on the idea of play. In his article, Iconic Pattern Play, he finds, with Dr. Walter Drew, that "unstructured, child-initiated creative play can strongly contribute to children’s growth and development."

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Topics: engage, students, learn, play

My last two weeks as an intern for Tech4Learning.

Posted by Briana King on Aug 19, 2011 2:55:00 PM

As August comes to an end so does my internship here at Tech4Learning. My month here has flown by and as I sit back and relfect I realize how much I've grown and learned.

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Topics: pixie, learn, technology

Connecting with Hard-to-Reach Learners Using Project-based Learning

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 20, 2011 10:34:00 AM

While digital natives may be the current rage in the media, our classrooms are also full of students who are not prepared for work at grade level and are not interested in school. Many have disadvantaged backgrounds, some need help learning even basic skills, others are bored because they aren’t being challenged. Without a rich and powerful educational experience, these students will have a harder time succeeding in the world outside of the classroom, now and in the future.

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Topics: creativity, engage, literacy, students, learn, 21st century classroom, technology integration, multimedia, constructivism, adolescence

Students learning from blogging--A 21st Century Trend

Posted by Kristen Yazbek on Feb 11, 2011 12:42:00 PM

 Learning in the 21st Century is a hot topic in education these days. Students need to find ways to get engaged and excited even more--what better way than to get your students to join a weekly blog?

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Topics: creativity, engage, students, learn, blog

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