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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
Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog

Melinda Kolk

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Using Wixie to meet math standards in 3rd grade

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Dec 13, 2019 10:06:04 AM

Third grade students work on developing an understanding of multiplication, division, and fractions. They are also beginning to grasp the properties of different geometric structures and how to analyze two-dimensional shapes.

Wixie's Templates library includes over 40 templates you can use for formative assessment purposes or as performance tasks your 3rd-grade learners can complete independently or in station rotations.

Teachers can assign Wixie activities directly to students, or customize to differentiate them for specific learners in their classroom. Instructions for students show in the Wixie interface to help them begin to work independently.

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Topics: Wixie, assessment, curriculum, activities

How to get started using Wixie with kids at home

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 12, 2019 7:45:00 AM

Did you know that if your child is using Wixie at school, they can also log in at home? Wixie provides many ways to bring learning home, while avoiding worksheet, or workbook, style activities. 

In the classroom, students use Wixie to combine text, images, voice narration and original artwork to write stories and show what they know for a range of projects. But when Wixie opens to a blank screen at home, many parents (although not many kids), can be intimidated by that white page! 

Here are some ideas to help you and your child get started using Wixie at home. 

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Topics: Wixie, parent guides

Connect school to home by sharing student's Wixie projects

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 4, 2019 1:25:30 PM

Wixie provides students with a digital canvas they can use to share ideas and communicate their understanding. Wixie works online so it is easy to share student work and give families a window into their child's classroom learning. 

Depending on how you want to share, you can:

  • embed student projects on your classroom or school website,
  • email parents a direct link to a student project,
  • empower students with the knowledge and skills to log in when they are away from school.
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Topics: Wixie, parent guides, school to home, parents

Wixie: Getting teachers to take the first bite

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 30, 2019 10:19:14 AM

Editor's Note: In this guest blog post, Kevin Rickard, an Instructional Technology Specialist, in Virginia Beach, shares his story of helping his teachers and students use Wixie in their classrooms.

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Topics: Wixie

Meet ISTE Standards for Students with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 28, 2019 11:35:02 AM

The ISTE Standards for Students are the standard in developing a vision and curriculum that prepare students to use technology effectively now and for their future. Wixie’s combination of templates, blank screen options, authoring tools and project features provides powerful opportunities for students to meet the goals of the ISTE Standards.

Any project that starts from a blank screen in Wixie will likely meet the overall goals of the Knowledge Constructor and Creative Communicator standards. Wixie also includes templates that can help you support more specific ISTE standards connected to digital citizenship, computational thinking, and the design process.

Use these ideas and resources to meet standards in each of the 7 ISTE Standards for Students domains with Wixie.

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Topics: Wixie, iste

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