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Wixie ideas for October

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 2, 2019 2:03:41 PM

Now that the school year is in full-swing, your students can really start some serious making with Wixie. October has so many great events happening too, it's easy to find ways to engage students in literacy, curriculum, and digital-age communication.

Get started quickly with Wixie Templates

If you and your students are still getting started with Wixie, start with a template connected to an October event. Once you log in to your Wixie account, simply type keywords like "October" and "Halloween" in the search field at the top.

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Use the three dots below or next to the image to assign the template to your students. Students can also search on their own to see templates appropriate for their grade level. 

National Book Month

Wixie provides a canvas for students to engage deeply with the fiction and nonfiction books they are reading during National Book Month. Have students use a combination of text, images, and voice narration to show what they think about the stories and information they are reading through projects that:

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Digital Citizenship Week

Digital Citizenship Week is celebrated during the second full week in October. Help students develop digital citizenship by asking them to create posters and other media exploring topics like digital footprints, cyber-security, and online safety.

Earth Science Week

Earth Science Week is also celebrated the second week of October. Ask your learners to use Wixie to create illustrations, diagrams, reports, public service announcements, infographics and other performance tasks to engage in deep thinking about Earth Science topics.

National Dictionary Day - 16th

Use a Wixie template to create a Wanted Poster or trading card to teach others about your favorite word!

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National Reptile Awareness Day - 21st

Have students conduct research about these amazing animals and create an informational text resource, like a trading card, that is appropriate for others at their reading level.

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International Artists Day - 25th

Explore a new artist, like Andy Warhol, and have your students create artwork in their style!

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Halloween - 31st

It's the event your students have been looking forward to all month, so use it to engage them in content and thinking skills. For example, Wixie includes Halloween-themed templates that encourage students to practice counting, patterning, and descriptive writing. You could also have students write a scary story or create their own 13 Days of Halloween project.

 

Happy creating!

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