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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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Share

Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

Tech4Learning Blog
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Melinda Kolk

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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

15 ideas for getting to know students with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 4, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Explore these 15 back-to-school ideas for getting to know your students with Wixie. Wixie works online, so these ideas are great ways to connect to and between students for back-to-school if you are teaching face-to-face, remotely, or in a hybrid environment.

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Topics: Wixie

Implementing "instructional strategies that work" with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jul 23, 2020 7:01:59 AM

Robert Marzano, Debra Pickering, and Jane Pollock examined decades of research and distilled the results into nine teaching strategies which have a powerful and significant impact on student learning. Wixie makes it easy and engaging to integrate these strategies with students.

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Warm up for learning with bell-ringer activities

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jun 3, 2020 9:18:24 AM

A bell ringer is a task students can begin working on as soon as they get seated in the classroom. Bell ringers help students settle in and focus on a new task, while also allowing their teachers time to take care of any administrative or individualized learning check-in's with students. From individual word play to fostering whole group discussion, you can use Wixie to help students warm up for learning.

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Topics: Wixie

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