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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.

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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Using the Backgrounds in Pixie 4

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 6, 2013 2:17:00 PM

One of the more subtle features in Pixie 4 is the addition of a Backgrounds folder to the Library. Unlike clip art stickers, which float above the paint layer, backgrounds exist behind the paint layer. In essence, that means you can paint over a background without destroying it!

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Topics: pixie, writing

Modifying Pixie for Young Users

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 21, 2013 11:37:00 AM

Pixie is pretty easy to use. You can see that when a lab full of Kindergartners is buzzing as the latest feature discovery sweeps around the room. But with young learners whose brains and skills are still developing, you may want to try to make their experience even easier!.

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Topics: pixie, students

Create Reflection Tessellations in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jul 3, 2013 9:47:00 AM

Students can use the paint tools in Wixie and Pixie to create their own reflection tessellations.

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Topics: pixie, Wixie, tessellation, math, reflection, shapes

Creativity, Curriculum, and Digital Age Learning - Connecting to Literature in Math

Posted by Melinda Kolk on May 18, 2012 12:28:00 PM

In an earlier post, I talked about the importance of the 4 C's (creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication) as well as the 3 R's in preparing students for life in the digital age. All to often technology skills, as well as curriculum standards, are taught as a discrete set of skills.

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Topics: pixie, creativity, digital age learning, 21st century classroom, literature, curriculum, math

Common Core Standards Do Not Equal Common Teaching

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Feb 7, 2012 11:46:00 AM

Two weeks ago I participated in conversations at FETC and on Facebook about the same topic, the Common Core State Standards. On Facebook the discussion was with a friend of mine who has moved to a new state. She is ready for the Common Core State Standards to be implemented fully because she’s tired of her children constantly having to be either behind or ahead of the curriculum. The topic was the same at FETC, where students have a high mobility rate, whether it’s changing schools within the district, around the state or around the country. However, while the teachers were excited, they were a bit concerned about how the standards were going to be implemented.

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Topics: pixie, common core, professional development, teachers

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