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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.

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Melinda Kolk

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Create animations with Wixie to give STEAM to your STEM Program

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 28, 2022 5:09:21 PM

Animation is a powerful way to connect students more deeply with the content they are learning. The popularity of animation, combined with its highly visual nature, appeals to students who don’t respond to more traditional forms of school. This motivates them to push through the hard work of planning, sequencing, teamwork, and both writing and visual communication.

Use these ideas for student-created animations in STEM subjects and beyond.

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Topics: Wixie, animation

Adapting your favorite books with Wixie in First Grade

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 22, 2022 8:35:57 AM

Wixie makes it easy to use your favorite picture books to turn your first-grade readers into writers! Read a story aloud to your students and assign a sentence stem they can use to support their writing.

Wixie’s Templates library includes a range of book adaptation activities you can assign to students immediately. You can also use Wixie’s authoring tools to craft your own sentence starters, making the perfect project for your learners.

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Topics: Wixie

Adapting your favorite books with Wixie in Kindergarten

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 25, 2022 3:12:27 PM

Pattern stories are a standard in primary grades. The repetitive cadence of pattern stories helps build an emerging reader's confidence, because students "know" what is coming next. This prediction, or memorization, also makes it easier for emerging readers to connect printed text with sounds and words they know verbally. 

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Topics: Wixie

Use Wixie to build writing skills in primary

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 18, 2022 9:00:36 AM

In the primary classroom, it is essential to provide emerging writers with opportunities that build both skills and confidence in their abilities. Nothing engages them more than Wixie!

Wixie provides even the youngest learners with a range of options for organizing their writing and options for sharing their own stories, information, and opinions.

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Topics: common core, Wixie, writing

Making Cool Words in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 7, 2022 7:20:38 AM

You can use the Cool Word feature in Wixie to fill the letters in a word or phrase with an image.

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Topics: Wixie, visual

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