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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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Wixie and the Real World of Math: Symmetrical Designs

Posted by Scott Loomis on Jun 16, 2020 4:41:42 AM

Although the concept of symmetry is introduced as early as first grade, it isn't until fourth grade that assessment indicators involving symmetry are listed in most standards. At this point, students build, draw and analyze the various properties of two-dimensional shapes. Within geometry this includes the study of lines, angles, classifying shapes, and recognizing and identifying lines of symmetry. The Designing a Flying Disc template provides the ideal assessment for the symmetry standards.

Editor's Note: This blog is part of a series of posts from former math specialist Scott Loomis on the real world math templates he has created for Wixie and how you can use and modify them for your own awesome performance tasks. You can read the backstory on his experience and expertise below. 

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Topics: Wixie, math, real world of math

Warm up for learning with bell-ringer activities

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jun 3, 2020 9:18:24 AM

A bell ringer is a task students can begin working on as soon as they get seated in the classroom. Bell ringers help students settle in and focus on a new task, while also allowing their teachers time to take care of any administrative or individualized learning check-in's with students. From individual word play to fostering whole group discussion, you can use Wixie to help students warm up for learning.

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Topics: Wixie

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

Create Reflection Tessellations in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 27, 2020 1:27:25 PM

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

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Topics: Wixie, tessellation, math, reflection, shapes

Wixie and the Real World of Math: Swimming Pool Volume

Posted by Scott Loomis on Apr 23, 2020 10:26:45 AM

With the introduction of volume, fifth-grade students learn to measure three-dimensional space. Recognizing volume and understanding it as a measurement of a space involving cubic units is an important skill. Wixie includes a Swimming Pool Volume template to provide opportunities for a guess-and-check calculation of volume in a real world context.

Editor's Note: This blog is part of a series of posts from former math specialist Scott Loomis on the real world math templates he has created for Wixie and how you can use and modify them for your own awesome performance tasks. You can read the backstory on his experience and expertise below. 

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Topics: Wixie, math, real world of math

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