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Software for student publishing and creativity.

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Online student publishing and creativity platform.

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Create animations, digital stories, and stop-motion.

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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

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Ideas for at-home 1st graders

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 18, 2020 4:51:50 PM

If your child uses Wixie at school, they can log in at home to creating and sharing their learning through a combination of text, images, and voice narration! Your child's teacher may even be suggesting activities by assigning templates that will show at the top of your child's Wixie home page. (If your child doesn't have Wixie, sign up for a free trial account you can use for 90-days.)

This blog will share ideas for using Wixie with your first grade student(s) at home. New ideas will be posted each day, so bookmark this page to find new activities you can try together or help them get started working on their own.

You can also get a range of ideas at: https://static.wixie.com/edu/first-grade

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Topics: Wixie, covid-19

Ideas for at-home Kindergartners

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 18, 2020 10:00:41 AM

If your child uses Wixie at school, they can log in at home to creating and sharing their learning through a combination of text, images, and voice narration! Your child's teacher may even be suggesting activities by assigning templates that will show at the top of your child's Wixie home page. (If your child doesn't have Wixie, sign up for a free trial account you can use for 90-days.)

This blog will share ideas for using Wixie with your Kindergartner(s) at home. New ideas will be posted each day, so bookmark this page to find new activities you can try together or help them get started working on their own.

You can also get a range of ideas at: https://static.wixie.com/edu/kindergarten

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Topics: Wixie, covid-19

Use backgrounds in Wixie to give context to student projects

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 26, 2020 8:07:07 AM

One of the more subtle features in Wixie is the difference between the background, paint, and objects layer. Since the background layer in Wixie exists behind everything, students can quickly and easily add text, stickers, and even painted artwork above it without “damaging” the image.

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Topics: Wixie

Celebrating and encouraging kindness with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 13, 2020 10:00:31 AM

Editor’s Note: This guest blog post is from Aimee Clarke, an Instructional Technology Specialist in Virginia Beach. You can learn more from Aimee by following her on Twitter at @VBTechTeacher.

I was excited to be approached by my school counselor, Blair Sutter (@FESCounselor), this past month with the question of how we could take a digital approach to our celebrations during the Great Kindness Challenge (January 27 – 31, 2020 ).

She wanted to develop an activity that incorporated the 5C's (collaboration, citizenship, critical thinking, creativity, and communication) into her lessons that went beyond our typical use of GSuite. When I think about the 5C's of transformational learning, there is one immediate resource I ALWAYS want to go to and that all my students love - Wixie, the powerhouse instructional tool!

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Topics: Wixie, SEL, kindness

Real World of Math: Show Favorite Sports with a Bar Graph

Posted by Scott Loomis on Feb 10, 2020 8:14:44 AM

Representing and interpreting data is a common theme in elementary mathematics instruction. Unfortunately, most activities seem to "spoon feed" the representation, typically a bar or line graph, to students with the x- and y-axis, labels and scale all completed and ready to go. What happened to the good old days when students were handed a piece of graph paper and had to create the representation from scratch? I can appreciate the need for students to efficiently demonstrate their knowledge, but I feel strongly that students need to create graphs 'from scratch' like we used to (as recorded in black and white movies!) when we were children.

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Topics: Wixie, real world of math

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