Use Wixie to support project-based learning

Posted by Melinda Kolk on May 4, 2020 11:20:06 AM

In project-based learning, students are first engaged with an issue, question, or problem they want to solve and then learn content in order to answer it. This helps students connect learning to the real world because there is an obvious why to the content they are learning.

With a PBL approach, students may still create presentations, public service announcements, comics and other products; the difference is that they are responsible for choosing what product best helps them showcase their ideas and content.

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Topics: pbl, Wixie, project-based learning, graphic organizer

What is project-based learning (PBL) and why use it?

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 24, 2017 12:23:58 PM

One of my jobs at Tech4Learning is to lead professional development on project-based learning (PBL). As I travel to schools around the country to train on PBL, I usually find that the educators and sites I work with have vastly different defintions of what PBL is.

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Topics: pbl

What can you do with Wixie?

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 3, 2015 10:52:44 AM

I have been doing a lot of Wixie training this year. It's such fun to introduce this tool to teachers and watch the amazing things their primary, elementary, and middle school students create with it.

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Topics: creativity, pbl, Wixie, productivity software

Motivate with Print Products in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 21, 2014 1:10:00 PM

Students love to use Wixie to combine text, images, original artwork, voice narration, and video to show what they know. While digital is fantastic (you really can't beat student voice in a project), you can also use Wixie to print booklets, trading cards, and comics.

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Topics: pbl, literacy, writing, comic, print

22 Ideas for Earth Science Week

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 9, 2013 10:27:00 AM

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Topics: pbl, animation, STEM, authentic task, science, STEAM

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