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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.

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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

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Halloween writing projects to inspire elementary learners

Posted by Tiffany Anderle on Oct 27, 2020 12:41:23 PM

It’s that time of year where students can’t stop talking about candy, costumes, parties, candy, pumpkins, decorations, and... more candy. Capitalize on student excitement about this fun holiday with these Halloween-themed writing projects that engage them in narrative, informational, and argument writing.

Here are five ideas that are easily created from a blank page in Wixie or can be assigned from Wixie's Templates library.

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5 Halloween activities that build essential math foundations

Posted by Tiffany Anderle on Oct 26, 2020 11:30:40 AM

Halloween is the spookiest time of the year. With witches brewing their potions, zombies dusting off their threads, and werewolves ready for a howling good time, it’s easy to capitalize on your student's excitement.

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Topics: Wixie, math, shapes, number sense

Creative comprehension tasks for literature and informational texts

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 14, 2020 7:52:18 AM

Wixie provides students with tools they can use to combine text, images, voice narration and video to demonstrate their understanding. Take a hint from the maker movement and move beyond filling in the blanks with these creative comprehension tasks that help develop a passion for reading literature and gaining knowledge resulting in unique student projects.

Use these four authentic product ideas to evaluate comprehension for either literature or informational texts.

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Topics: Wixie

Creative book review projects

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 30, 2020 11:54:33 AM

If you are struggling to get students to read, enlist the help of your learners! After all, who is better to choose the just-right book for an imaginative first grader than another imaginative first grader.

Crafting reviews of books that share an opinion about a book, not only builds comprehension and argument writing skills, but can also help you connect students to books they love. Today's literacy standards expect even our youngest learners to express their opinion and support with reasons and examples.

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Topics: Wixie

Using Wixie with Preschoolers

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 21, 2020 7:33:40 AM

Wixie was designed so even the youngest of learners can successfully access technology tools to create and share digital projects. Wixie even includes a Primary Mode with bright icons and a simplified tool set that allows preschoolers to express themselves with paint, images, and their voice while building a healthy technology foundation that goes beyond “edutainment”.

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Topics: Wixie, preschool, PreK

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