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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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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog
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Tech4Learning Blog

Exploring Fairy Tales with Wixie

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Feb 15, 2017 9:36:03 AM

On a recent trip to Disney World, I was reminded of how I  loved fairytales growing up, both the original stories aw well as the Disney adaptations. I even tried my hand at writing fairytales!

While none of my fairy tales were movie quality, they were always one of my favorite writing topics, so I was excited when I recently discovered that February 26th is Tell a Fairy Tale Day! Here are a few ideas for Wixie projects to connect your readers, writers, and thinkers to fairy tales.

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Topics: literacy, Wixie, literature

Making Wanted Posters in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 1, 2017 9:24:06 AM

Want to add a little creativity into your Wixie comprehension projects? Look no further than a Wanted Poster!

Wanted posters also make for a great first Wixie project, because:

• Several templates already exist student's Projects view.
• Students only need a few Wixie skills to begin.
• Wanted posters can be used in a variety of ways.

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Topics: creativity, literacy, Webb's DOK

Project Ideas for April

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Mar 28, 2016 10:36:50 AM

For many people, April is testing season. Here are some fresh ideas you can use to encourage student creativity and have fun while still meeting the standards and boosting student thinking skills!  

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Topics: creativity, digital storytelling, literacy, Wixie, literature

Wixie ideas for October

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 5, 2015 2:03:02 PM

Now that the school year is in full-swing, you can really start getting into some serious making with Wixie. The month of October has so many great holidays and specialty days (National Poetry Day, Flip Your Classroom Day), not to mention month-long events (National Book Month) that it is easy to find ways to engage students in thinking, creating, and technology. 

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Topics: ela, common core, literacy, Wixie, reading

Use poetry to build vocabulary and comprehension at all levels of language acquisition

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 25, 2015 11:45:00 AM

Because of its combination of concise and purposeful text, both reading and writing poetry offers fantastic opportunities to engage English Language Learners at a variety of levels.

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Topics: ell, common core, literacy

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