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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

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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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

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Melinda Kolk

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Giving purpose to student work on Digital Learning Day

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 18, 2021 8:15:00 AM

Many students and teachers are zoomed out from remote learning, which means this year's #DigitalLearningDay work needs to be so much more.

Wixie makes it easy to move beyond rote work with so many opportunities to give students voice and their work purpose. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Topics: Wixie, digital learning, DLDay

Spread the love during Kindness Week

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 11, 2021 9:15:00 AM

In the spirit of continuing the expression of love, the week after Valentine's Day is Random Acts of Kindness Week. Wixie is the perfect tool to help you celebrate kindness because it provides so many different ways for students to identify, dramatize, raise awareness, and practice kindness.

Here are a few ideas to inspire your activities to #MakeKindnessTheNorm this week and every week.

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Topics: Wixie, social-emotional, SEL, kindness

It's easy to convert your PDF worksheets into Wixie Assignments

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jan 21, 2021 6:15:00 AM

Teaching remotely has been a new endeavor for most teachers. To make the consistent work to prepare for the new world of remote learning a little easier, Wixie includes an import PDF function that allows you to create quick digital assignments from PDFs that are part of your adopted curriculum.

You can assign the Wixie files converted from PDF directly to the students in your classes or edit them in Wixie to add voice instructions and text fields to make them easier for students to complete remotely.

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Topics: Wixie, remote

8 winter-themed ideas to connect the curriculum to the weather outside

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jan 11, 2021 1:01:28 PM

From writing, to symmetry, to science cycles, winter provides so many fun entry points to connect what is happening inside your classroom to the cold wintry weather outside.

Students can combine text, images, voice narration and video to demonstrate understanding and share ideas with Wixie. And with just this one tool, students can create so many different products, like videos, eBooks, comics, and more.

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Topics: Wixie

Reflecting and goal setting in the time of COVID

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Dec 30, 2020 10:03:46 AM

During the time of COVID, there have been many changes in schedules and rules for movement and social settings. As a result, many students and teachers have gained an entirely new set of skills with online teaching and learning and additional time at home. 

Part of becoming a powerful thinker is reflecting on progress. Take the time to reflect on new skills and experiences students have learned during quarantine and/or life during the pandemic. Then, set goals (SMART ones) that can be achieved in our new reality.

Because student work in Wixie resides in the cloud, students will see the goals over and over at their Wixie home page. The digital nature of the collections and reflections of skills and experiences also makes it easy to share with family and friends.

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Topics: Wixie

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