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Online student publishing and creativity platform.

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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.

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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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Wixie project ideas for the end of school and all summer long

Posted by Melinda Kolk on May 23, 2014 12:01:00 PM

One of the best parts about Wixie may be that students can use it over the summer if they have access to a computer or tablet. Student log ins should, and generally do, remain the same even if districts switch over to the new school year.

While students who are going to log in to write, draw, and create over the summer may not need help with ideas, you can encourage others by "assigning" a scrapbook template, list of goals, or similar to spark ideas.

Here are few Wixie project ideas to help your students remember this year (if you are still in school!), look forward to next year, think about summer, and keep writing even if/when school is out.

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Topics: common core, Wixie, project, writing

Assessing PBL - "It's the process, not the product"

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jan 22, 2014 10:21:00 AM

As a PBL enthusiastic and someone who has seen student project work in action, it has always felt natural and easy to say, "It's the process, not the product." Anyone who has done PBL or watched the entire process knows that you only get to see a small portion of the learning in the final product.

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Topics: pbl, share, assessment, project, project-based learning, presentation

Planning for projects at work or in the classroom

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Dec 6, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Tech4Learning is once again privileged to host a High Tech High intern in the month of January. On Thursday, I got to meet this year's intern, Nicholas Harding, to discuss and plan the work that he might do while at Tech4Learning.

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Topics: pbl, share, standards, project, multimedia

Five projects to engage digital learners

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 3, 2012 1:10:00 PM

While there's lots of conversations around about engaging today's digital learners, the solution isn't simply to use technology. I don't think anyone will agree that playing Cow Clicker is the best use of our limited classroom time.

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Topics: engage, project, technology, creative, student, digital

Tinkering and creativity - a natural partnership

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 21, 2011 2:48:00 PM

"Tinkering is a uniquely human activity, combining social and creative forces that encompass play and learning." -- Sylvia Martinez, Tinkering and Technology

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Topics: pixie, creativity, 21st century classroom, project, tinkering

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