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Software for student publishing and creativity.

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Wixie

Online student publishing and creativity platform.

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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

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Pixie Icon

Pixie

Software for student publishing and creativity.

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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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Tech4Learning Blog
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Using Wixie to build agency and get primary learners creating

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 22, 2021 11:06:25 AM

Editor’s Note: After watching Debbie Tannenbaum's webinar on Using Wixie so Littles CAN Create, we asked her to write a blog post to share her fantastic ideas. You can learn more from Debbie at her website or by following her on Twitter.

When I first started working with Kindergarteners as a tech coach, it often felt like playing Whack-a-mole. I would help one student, and another student would pop up, followed by another, and so on. I wanted my students to be creators, but they didn't seem to be able to work independently.

One morning, I was listening to Vicki Davis interview Pana Asavavatana about the ways she used icons to help her PreK students remember the steps to operate their iPads. She asked, "How can we put handles on technology to make it easier for students to grab on?" 

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Topics: Wixie

Getting Started with Choice in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 11, 2021 5:56:14 AM

Students want and need to be in control of their learning. Wixie provides a natural tool for them to take charge by sharing and communicating their thinking through their own unique combination of text, voice, video, and images.

Here are a few additional ideas you can use to encourage students to take responsibility for their learning as they use Wixie.

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Topics: Wixie

Using Wixie with Schoology

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Mar 4, 2021 6:45:00 AM

Managing assignments in a digital, now virtual, classroom is essential for success. Use these steps to assign and manage Wixie projects through Schoology. 

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Topics: Wixie

Wixie and the Real World of Math: Orbits and Leap Years

Posted by Scott Loomis on Feb 25, 2021 5:45:00 AM

Completing computations is a straightforward process for intermediate-ages students and can be made more meaningful by connecting to an authentic, real life scenario.

In Wixie's Orbits and Leap Years template, students are required to reflect on Earth's orbit and the need for a Leap Year, as well as calculate age based on the orbits of different planets. The template also leaves plenty of options to expand the task to better challenge students based on their computation skills.

Editor's Note: This blog is part of a series of posts from former math specialist Scott Loomis on the real world math templates he has created for Wixie and how you can use and modify them for your own awesome performance tasks. You can read the backstory on his experience and expertise below. 

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Topics: Wixie, math, real world of math

Giving purpose to student work on Digital Learning Day

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 18, 2021 8:15:00 AM

Many students and teachers are zoomed out from remote learning, which means this year's #DigitalLearningDay work needs to be so much more.

Wixie makes it easy to move beyond rote work with so many opportunities to give students voice and their work purpose. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Topics: Wixie, digital learning, DLDay

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