Tech4Learning’s Share 4 multimedia authoring tool wins ComputED Gazette EDDIE Award for Best Educational Software in the category of Middle School Project Authoring. The EDDIE Awards target "innovative and content-rich programs and websites that augment the classroom curriculum."
Tech4Learning has released Pixie 3, the latest upgrade to the classroom standard for elementary creative software. Pixie is exciting creativity software used by students around the world to share their ideas, imagination, and understanding through a combination of text, original artwork, and voice narration.“Our teachers and students have been using Pixie to engage higher level thinking skills through the formation of digital stories and standards-based formative assessments,” shares Laura Spencer, Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Santee School District (CA). “With the release of Pixie 3, students will be able to collaborate real-time on these projects, and then showcase this learning on a global scale through publication on Tech4Learning's cloud."
In an article highlighting how cloud-based computing is moving beyond administration to promoting student collaboration and creativity, Wixie leads the way. The articles highlights projects done at Meiklejohn Elementary School in Arvada, Colorado where the 4th graders design lessons for their Kindergarten buddies.
Tech4Learning releases K12Share.com–a safe, secure service for publishing content created in Share. Students can use K12Share to manage a digital portfolio of classroom work developing essential 21st century skills. Teachers can use K12Share to view student published work as well as present information about their classes to parents and the community.
For the second school year, Baltimore County Public Schools has partnered with Tech4Learning to deliver high-quality professional development for non-public schools within the county as part of a Title II Part A grant. This year’s successful set of trainings focused on strengthening home-school communication.