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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 Icon

Pixie

Software for student publishing and creativity.

Wixie Icon

Wixie

Online student publishing and creativity platform.

Frames Icon

Frames

Create animations, digital stories, and stop-motion.

Share Icon

Share

Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog

Using Wixie for Elementary Math Instruction

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jan 9, 2017 1:51:09 PM

Editor’s Note: I visited Church Lane Elementary this past November and was impressed by the high-quality instruction done in Wixie by the 3rd grade team. Emma Santucci, Sam Skazis, Kristen Listman, and Kelly Richards have graciously shared a bit about how they specifically use Wixie in their math instruction below.

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Topics: Wixie, math

Create Rotation Tessellations in Wixie and Pixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Dec 18, 2013 1:48:00 PM

You can use Wixie’s paint tools to create a rotation tessellation.

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Topics: common core, tessellation, math

Questions that build expertise with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 27, 2013 9:56:00 AM

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics begin with eight Standards for Mathematical Practice. These aren't content standards, but behaviors, expertise, and habits of mind necessary for successful work with math. Great math instruction pairs content standards with these standards of practice to ensure student success with math.

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Topics: common core, professional development, questioning, math

Create Reflection Tessellations in Pixie and Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jul 3, 2013 9:47:00 AM

Students can use the paint tools in Wixie and Pixie to create their own reflection tessellations.

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Topics: pixie, Wixie, tessellation, math, reflection, shapes

Creativity, Curriculum, and Digital Age Learning - Connecting to Literature in Math

Posted by Melinda Kolk on May 18, 2012 12:28:00 PM

In an earlier post, I talked about the importance of the 4 C's (creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication) as well as the 3 R's in preparing students for life in the digital age. All to often technology skills, as well as curriculum standards, are taught as a discrete set of skills.

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Topics: pixie, creativity, digital age learning, 21st century classroom, literature, curriculum, math

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