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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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Meet Title I Goals and Challenges with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Dec 1, 2020 11:35:47 AM

Using Wixie can help schools and districts more effectively work with disadvantaged populations to boost student achievement and build essential 21st-century skills. Wixie gives teachers and students powerful, yet easy-to-use tools for online digital projects that can be accomplished face-to-face, remotely, or in a hybrid situation:

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Topics: Wixie

Designing Wixie Templates for Primary Learners

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 11, 2020 10:30:46 AM

Your Wixie subscription includes a Templates library with over 1500 curriculum-based activities you can assign immediately or customize to meet your learning goals. You can also easily create and share templates you have created from scratch.

Your site's Wixie administrator may have set your accounts to run in the Primary interface. The primary interface has larger, more identifiable tools and options to help young learners navigate through Wixie. 

The primary interface is not the best interface for designing assignments because it does not give you access to key tools that help you develop robust and interactive templates.

Wixie makes it easy to change between the standard and primary interfaces on the fly. Simply select your Profile image or initial in the upper right corner and choose Switch Theme, to change to the Standard interface.

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Topics: Wixie, primary

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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