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Wixie

Online student publishing and creativity platform.

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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.

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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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Tech4Learning Blog

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

Digital project ideas for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted by Tiffany Anderle on Sep 8, 2021 7:37:17 AM

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) honors the accomplishments and contributions of Hispanics in the United States. Students can use the tools in Wixie to build essential digital age skills as they create projects that celebrate those who have influenced and enriched our nation.

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Topics: Wixie

Use Wixie's rubrics and checklists to assess student work

Posted by Tiffany Anderle on Aug 24, 2021 7:03:27 AM

Wixie includes assessment tools, like rubrics and checklists, teachers can use to evaluate student work. Using Wixie’s assessment tools helps:

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Topics: Wixie, assessment, rubric

After all these years... I'm still wild about Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 17, 2021 6:55:26 AM

Editors Note: This blog is a guest post from Jennifer Sturge the Coordinator for School Libraries in Calvert County Public Schools in Maryland.

In 2007, I attended my first Maryland Association of School Librarians conference where I still remember two stand outs: Joyce Valenza’s keynote and a little product called Pixie. After returning to my school, I promptly begged the Parent Teacher Association to purchase Pixie for my school library. It is hard to believe that 14, nearly 15 years later, I’m still in awe of the program!

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Topics: Wixie

Real World of Math: Equation Board Help

Posted by Scott Loomis on Aug 10, 2021 7:00:43 AM

First graders begin to work with addition and subtraction equations. Although these equations mostly involve one-digit numbers, the opportunity to add and subtract multiple of ten (with numbers less than 100) is available. The Equation Board Help template assesses student knowledge of the skill.

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, real world of math

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