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Software for student publishing and creativity.

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Wixie

Online student publishing and creativity platform.

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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.

Tech4Learning Blog
Tech4Learning Blog
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Use Wixie to build writing skills in intermediate

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Dec 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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 in the middle grades to “employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use.” 

In middle grades, students are transitioning from thinking like a child to thinking like an adult. They are capable of dealing with conflict and complexity, and should be asked to write for a purpose beyond the academic. Writing to entertain others, raise awareness and change minds can help these writers explore the new boundaries of their thinking.

Students can use Wixie to both organize their ideas and research, as well as share writing to impact the world around them. Here's how.

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Topics: common core, Wixie, writing

Make November an entire month of celebration

Posted by Tiffany Anderle on Nov 1, 2021 7:15:00 AM

November provides so many opportunities to use Wixie to engage students in learning. While Thanksgiving is always a crowd favorite, use these ideas to celebrate other November holidays and inspire creative writing and project work in your classroom.

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Topics: Wixie

Engaging in and improving digital citizenship with Wixie

Posted by Carolyn Daly on Oct 15, 2021 10:45:33 AM

For better or worse, technology is a part of our daily lives and how we comport ourselves online matters! This is why it is essential we help students gain the abilities to be able to navigate through it appropriately and effectively.

Here are a few ways you can use Wixie to help students engage in digital citizenship.

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Topics: Wixie, digital citizenship

Student Voice. Student Choice.

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 23, 2021 2:49:14 PM

This is a guest post with Heidi Shorter, a Technology Teacher with Howard County Schools in Maryland. We asked her to collaborate on this blog to showcase the ideas she shared in her Wixie Webinar last school year. 

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Topics: Wixie, voice, choice

Using Wixie to Inquire and Think (AASL Standards)

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 14, 2021 12:26:34 PM

The American Association of School Librarians Standards Framework for Learners are designed to provide a clear vision of “the qualities of well-prepared learners” to guide school librarians and administrators as they develop “curriculum tailored to…local priorities and needs.”

The AASL framework is anchored in six areas that progress through four domains: cognitive (Think), psychomotor (Create), affective (Share), and developmental (Grow).

Wixie provides a digital canvas your students can use to develop their abilities to Inquire as they:

“build new knowledge by inquiring, thinking critically, identifying problems, and developing strategies for solving problems.” 

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Topics: Wixie, questioning, aasl, inquiry

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