The new school year is creeping up, and for many of you, it is already here! If you want to make Wixie and integral tool in your classroom, it is important to start using it immediately. Here are 3 ideas for getting using Wixie with your students.
Back to School Ideas
Kindergarten students are learning an entirely new daily routine and using Wixie for the first time will look very different from the independent writing experienced 5th graders can accomplish. You can find blogs with back-to-school ideas specific to the needs and abilities of students in grades:
All About Me Projects
If students aren't familiar with Wixie, be sure to balance easy content with a lot of new technology skills. Most teachers do a series of getting to know you activities with students, so consider asking student to make an All About Me Wixie project, such as a trading card.
The Templates folder at a student's Wixie home page includes an entire folder of All About Me Activities. Students simply need to open the Template folder, open the General folder, and open the All About Me folder to find them.
You can always assign these templates to your students, but having them open the templates empowers them to use Wixie on their own. Once they have used files in the Templates folder, they have the skills necessary to open graphic organizers and other useful files for project work.
Setting High Expectations
If your students have experience with Wixie from previous years, push them to go further in building their Wixie skills as well as additional independence as learners, by asking them to complete a Wixie tutorial appropriate to their age and ability level.
If students can complete the steps in these tutorials, they can apply Wixie to inform, present, persuade, and share in a range of curriculum areas!
If you are looking for ideas to challenge your own professional growth, check out these 7 ideas for transforming your classroom with Wixie.
No matter how you choose to begin, creating projects in Wixie as students begin the school year will help integrate creative technology into your everyday teaching and learning.