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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 Icon

Pixie

Software for student publishing and creativity.

Wixie Icon

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 virtual manipulatives to build number sense and math foundations

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 23, 2019 9:24:00 AM

From Unifix cubes in primary grades to algebra tiles in secondary, math manipulatives provide a tangible way to help students see and grasp the nature of numbers and procedures.

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Topics: Wixie, play, math

Using play to engage students and promote learning

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Oct 21, 2011 5:49:00 AM

In the last post, I talked about the natural partnership of creativity and tinkering.  Once again, I am inspired by Dr. Henry Olds and want to expand on the idea of play. In his article, Iconic Pattern Play, he finds, with Dr. Walter Drew, that "unstructured, child-initiated creative play can strongly contribute to children’s growth and development."

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Topics: engage, students, learn, play

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