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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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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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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

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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

3 ways to meet standards with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Dec 14, 2016 8:55:45 AM

Wixie makes it fun to do the work and practice necessary to meet standards and learning goals. Students can use Wixie to explore the curriculum through a combination of text, original artwork, voice narration, and images.

Here are three ways to use Wixie to help students meet standards and learning goals. Don't miss the downloadable guides at the bottom!

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Topics: common core, Wixie, standards, ccss, virginia SOLs, Texas TEKS

Creative technology tools and writing across the curriculum

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 4, 2016 12:44:09 PM

"Because writing is thinking and learning requires thinking, students who write as they are learning think more and thus learn more."

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Topics: creative software, ela, common core, digital storytelling, digital age learning, writing

Wixie ideas for November

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Oct 26, 2015 10:16:12 AM

November has my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, which is all about family and friends and good food, and not presents or candy. And if you’re lucky enough to live in an area where Mother Nature has a full color palette, the leaves still have their robust color. Here are several other holidays to celebrate and learn with Wixie during the month of November.

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Topics: common core, Wixie, writing

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