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Software for student publishing and creativity.

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Online student publishing and creativity platform.

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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

Tech4Learning Blog
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Amplifying Thinking Routines with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on May 5, 2021 4:20:00 PM

Editor’s Note: In this guest post, Virginia Educator, Debbie Tannenbaum shares some of the amazing ideas from her webinar on Using Wixie to Amplify Thinking Routines. You can learn more from Debbie at her website or by following her on Twitter.

Have you tried Project Zero’s Thinking Routines? Thinking Routines take what students have read and asks them to synthesize their thoughts to make their thinking visible. Thinking routines help students reach a desired type of thinking by scaffolding the thinking process through intentional steps to lead to the desired type of thinking. Over time, these routines become patterns of behavior. 

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Topics: Wixie, projectzero, thinking routine

ABC's of Wixie - 26 Ideas to Engage and Delight

Posted by Carolyn Daly on Apr 28, 2021 4:30:00 PM

Editor's Note: Instructional Technology Teacher, Rachel Gelinas, of Howard County Schools in Maryland, shared these fun ABC's of Wixie in her webinar. She worked with Carolyn Daly to turn them into a blog.

Enjoy these 26 ideas/tools/strategies to implement into your classroom lessons and make learning with Wixie as easy as A-B-C!

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Topics: Wixie

Using Wixie’s Team feature for asynchronous collaborative projects

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 12, 2021 1:55:59 PM

During the pandemic, most people learned that students didn’t need to be face-to-face to collaborate with the tools built into Wixie. Teachers and, if your site allows, students can use the Team feature in Wixie to set up multiple students to work on the same file, or to work together with a student.

If schedules don’t sync with differing cohorts of learners, or even if you just want more flexibility, you can still encourage teamwork and collaboration with team activities that work asynchronously. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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Topics: Wixie, collaboration, asynchronous, team

Wixie and the Real World of Math: Pizza Fractions

Posted by Scott Loomis on Apr 5, 2021 5:15:00 AM

Second and third graders begin to demonstrate their knowledge of fractions by recognizing that fractions represent equal-sized parts of a whole. They do this with both numerical representations as well as models. Identifying and representing fractions is the first step toward comparing, identifying equivalent fractions, fractional computation and working with mixed numbers and improper fractions.

Editor's Note: This blog is part of a series of posts from former math specialist Scott Loomis on the real world math templates he has created for Wixie and how you can use and modify them for your own awesome performance tasks. You can read the backstory on his experience and expertise below. 

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Topics: Wixie, math, real world of math

Build creative and analytical thinking with digital pattern play

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 29, 2021 7:32:00 AM

"Attention to possibilities leads to intention for possibilities, which equals creativity."
                                                                              --Dr. Henry Olds

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Topics: creativity, Wixie, creative, tessellation

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