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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.

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What can you do with Wixie?

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 3, 2015 10:52:44 AM

I have been doing a lot of Wixie training this year. It's such fun to introduce this tool to teachers and watch the amazing things their primary, elementary, and middle school students create with it.

While I find it helpful to refer to Wixie as a "digital notebook, " it is easy to then slip into talking about Wixie in terms of the products that students can make, like comics, trading cards, or eBooks. 

Because you can share work in Wixie in so many ways, it can be hard not to focus on the product. I am all for student choice in how they share their learning, the "thing" they make is not the point.

When I deliver project-based learning training, I try to keep the focus away from products or things, concentrating on thinking, questioning, and the purpose of the work students are doing like designing, analyzing, sharing, and persuading.


I now use this as a reminder during my Wixie workshops, and I wanted to share it here to help teachers see how Wixie can help students  build essential skills as they explore curriculum in powerful ways.

I hope this Wixie infographic helps you inspire students to expand their options for communicating their thinking and ideas, while focusing on the goal of their work, rather than the product.

Editor's Note - As I wrote this blog and worked to redesign my Wixie trainings, I reached out Andrea Hernandez (@edtechworkshop) and asked her to help me share this change through an infographic. Thanks so much Andrea for an amazing image!

 

Topics: creativity, pbl, Wixie, productivity software

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