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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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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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Share

Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog

Developing Wixie student leaders

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 22, 2016 2:48:30 PM

You have likely heard about student-led help desks and “Genius Bars” being implemented to support 1:1 technology implementations. In these situations, students take a leadership role in providing support to students and teachers trying to use hardware and applications central to technology integration plans at their site. You can use a similar approach to support a Wixie implementation.

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Topics: Wixie, technology integration

Meet the 4Cs with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 15, 2016 9:00:07 AM

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) was founded to bring together schools, businesses, the government, and community to develop goals and solutions that ensure students gain the skills they need to successfully meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world. After working for several years, P21 developed the 4Cs model, which in addition to the 3R’s traditionally taught in school, focused on the need to help students develop skills in: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. 

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Topics: Wixie, 21st century classroom, 4Cs

Extend the learning day with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 6, 2016 6:19:06 AM

Wixie is a digital canvas students can use to demonstrate their learning. Because Wixie works in the cloud, students and teachers can use it in the classroom as well as extend the learning day after they leave their school building!

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Build comprehension and thinking skills with graphic organizers

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 29, 2016 10:21:41 AM

Graphic organizers are about as common in classrooms today as computers. But that makes perfect sense since these “tools” can help students comprehend of large amounts of information and complex ideas.

A graphic organizer is a communication tool that uses visuals to show relationships and connections between ideas. Even if you aren't familiar with the term, you have probably used graphic organizers like clusters and Venn diagrams before.

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Topics: Wixie

Back-to-school Wixie ideas for grades 4 and 5

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

As students enter the upper elementary grades, they start to groan a little bit more about school. Not a lot, but the end of the school year was all about testing and then the summer was fun and now they are back to school. We have to get to know the students, set the classroom expectations, and make it engaging  so they realize that school is more than a bubble test.

You can use Wixie for activities that will both help you get to know your intermediate students and help them take ownership of their growth and learning. 

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Topics: Wixie

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