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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

Modifying Pixie for Young Users

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 21, 2013 11:37:00 AM

Pixie is pretty easy to use. You can see that when a lab full of Kindergartners is buzzing as the latest feature discovery sweeps around the room. But with young learners whose brains and skills are still developing, you may want to try to make their experience even easier!.

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Topics: pixie, students

Making posters session a success – attending or presenting

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 13, 2012 1:03:00 PM

When I am at a conference and a little burned out and don’t want to get stuck in a session for an hour, I head on over to the poster sessions. Poster sessions are a collection of specific projects grouped together in one area. You walk through the table and displays to see what interests you.

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Topics: share, students, technology integration, teachers

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

Back to School - First Technology Projects for your 21st Century Classroom

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 23, 2011 10:22:00 AM

You may already be back to school or just beginning to get your classroom and plan for 2011 in order. If you are like most technology-using educators, you probably have a few tried and true first technology projects that you return to year after year. You know, the projects that are light on content and fairly light on technology skills so that you can get students started out on the right foot and begin to learn their abilities communicating with various technology tools.

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Topics: students, 21st century classroom, project, technology, claymation

My First Two Weeks as a Tech4Learning Intern

Posted by Briana King on Aug 5, 2011 3:08:00 PM

Its the summer before my junior at college and as much as I'd like to kick back and give my brain a break till late August, I have been taught other wise. In a field where experience is key, an internship was the only way to spend my summer.

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Topics: pixie, students, 21st century classroom, project-based learning

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