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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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Frames

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.

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Frames

Create animations, digital stories, and stop-motion.

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Share

Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

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Get your students "into" their Wixie projects with a camera and green screen

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 7, 2018 12:09:18 PM

Students love to be a part of their project and it is easy to make students the star of a show in a beginning of the year All About Me project. Now, imagine transporting your students back in time to be part of the culture they are studying, or taking a first-person approach to writing about an animal, or sharing a personal opinion on a poster to encourage others to take action!

You can get students "into" a Wixie project using your device's camera or taking pictures against a "green screen" in your classroom.  

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Topics: digital storytelling, Wixie

Project Ideas for April

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Mar 28, 2016 10:36:50 AM

For many people, April is testing season. Here are some fresh ideas you can use to encourage student creativity and have fun while still meeting the standards and boosting student thinking skills!  

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Topics: creativity, digital storytelling, literacy, Wixie, literature

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

Great ideas for first animation projects

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Dec 9, 2014 10:49:00 AM

Frames has tools that make it perfect for stopmotion, cartooning, claymation, and digital storytelling. While there are a lot of features, it doesn’t have to be difficult to get started.

Like all our tools, you will find Recipe tutorials that can help you learn enough to have the confidence to start with your students. You can follow the tutorial directions to build some really fun curriculum projects, or use them as inspiration. Here are some ideas.

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Topics: frames, digital storytelling, claymation, stopmotion, animation

Using Animation and Digital Storytelling to Support Common Core

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 23, 2013 3:41:00 PM

From the moment they wake up in the morning, animated cartoons and powerful digital stories surround our students. Animation and digital storytelling provide a myriad of opportunities for high-level performance tasks that engage students in Common Core Standards for English Language Arts.

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Topics: frames, common core, digital storytelling, standards, 21st century classroom, animation, interview

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