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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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Create animations, digital stories, and stop-motion.

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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

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Building your Wixie skills - Part 3: Become a Wixie rockstar

Posted by Melinda Kolk on May 18, 2016 8:23:15 AM

This blog is Part 3 of a summer ideas for Wixie series. Read Part 1: Get Started with Wixie and Part 2: Move beyond the Wixie basics to refresh your skills.

First of all, if you are moving and grooving with Wixie, congratulations!

If you want to become even more of a Wixie rock star this summer, build your expertise with more advanced teacher tools like assessments and the standards grid. And if you haven't already, it's time to start sharing the great things you are doing!

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Topics: Wixie, professional development

Building your Wixie skills - Part 2: Move beyond the Wixie basics

Posted by Melinda Kolk on May 17, 2016 10:18:15 AM

This blog is Part 2 of a summer ideas for Wixie series. This post focuses on moving beyond the Wixie basics. Read Part 1: Getting Started with Wixie if you haven't used it before and read Part 3: Becoming a Wixie rockstar if you are already rocking with Wixie.

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Topics: Wixie, professional development

Building your Wixie skills - Part 1: Get started with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on May 16, 2016 11:23:06 AM

This blog is Part 1 of a summer ideas for Wixie series and focuses on getting started. If you aren't a beginner, head to Part 2: Move beyond the Wixie basics or Part 3: Becoming a Wixie rockstar

Summer is supposed to be a break… a time to get away, refresh, and recharge. But if you’re a teacher, you never really stop learning and looking for the next way to reach your students.

To help you avoid wasting precious summer time looking for Wixie ideas, we put together a blog series with suggestions to help you boost your Wixie integration skills. This post focuses on steps to get started with Wixie. We will release Part 2: Move beyond the Wixie basics and Part 3: Becoming a Wixie rockstar later this week.

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Topics: Wixie, professional development

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

Common Core Standards Do Not Equal Common Teaching

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Feb 7, 2012 11:46:00 AM

Two weeks ago I participated in conversations at FETC and on Facebook about the same topic, the Common Core State Standards. On Facebook the discussion was with a friend of mine who has moved to a new state. She is ready for the Common Core State Standards to be implemented fully because she’s tired of her children constantly having to be either behind or ahead of the curriculum. The topic was the same at FETC, where students have a high mobility rate, whether it’s changing schools within the district, around the state or around the country. However, while the teachers were excited, they were a bit concerned about how the standards were going to be implemented.

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Topics: pixie, common core, professional development, teachers

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