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Pixie

Software for student publishing and creativity.

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Wixie

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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Use Wixie to build writing skills in primary

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 18, 2022 9:00:36 AM

In the primary classroom, it is essential to provide emerging writers with opportunities that build both skills and confidence in their abilities. Nothing engages them more than Wixie!

Wixie provides even the youngest learners with a range of options for organizing their writing and options for sharing their own stories, information, and opinions.

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Topics: common core, Wixie, writing

Use Wixie to build writing skills in intermediate

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Dec 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM

The Common Core State Standards for Language Arts state that media skills should be blended throughout the reading and writing standards. Wixie provides a powerful platform for students in the middle grades to “employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use.” 

In middle grades, students are transitioning from thinking like a child to thinking like an adult. They are capable of dealing with conflict and complexity, and should be asked to write for a purpose beyond the academic. Writing to entertain others, raise awareness and change minds can help these writers explore the new boundaries of their thinking.

Students can use Wixie to both organize their ideas and research, as well as share writing to impact the world around them. Here's how.

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Topics: common core, Wixie, writing

Create Rotation Tessellations in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 27, 2020 2:13:26 PM

You can use Wixie’s paint tools to create a rotation tessellation.

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Topics: common core, tessellation, math

Using Wixie to help ELL’s build literacy and master content learning

Posted by Carolyn Daly on Nov 19, 2019 1:16:44 PM

Fact:  10% of students enrolled in our schools today are second language learners.
Fact:  ELL’s need to spend at least 50% of their instructional time “producing” oral language.
Fact:  ELL students will be included in standardized testing requirements in the majority of the states.

With these facts in mind, how do you start preparing students for learning in another language in a meaningful and deep way as new standards propose?

I am not a language acquisition expert, but my experience teaching in a bilingual classroom and supporting educational technology has allowed me to see many successful learning strategies used with ELL's. Wixie makes it easy to help your language learners master content and reach your curriculum standards.

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Topics: ell, common core, literacy

Use Wixie to build writing skills in elementary

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 13, 2017 1:22:18 PM

The Common Core State Standards for Language Arts state that media skills should be blended throughout the reading and writing standards. Wixie provides a powerful platform for students to “employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use.” 

In the elementary classroom, it is important to engage students in reading both literature and informational text, teach them how to organize both information and thinking, and provide engaging practice in narrative, informational, and argument writing. Students can use Wixie to both organize and showcase their writing.

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Topics: common core, Wixie, writing

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