Wixie meets the US DOE's criteria for educational technology

Posted by Kimberly Carr on Apr 11, 2023 7:45:00 AM

The Federal funding landscape has changed since the pandemic, placing more emphasis on increasing student achievement by choosing technology that supports the development of the “whole learner.” 

The US Department of Education, Educational Technology Office, suggests four areas to consider when evaluating an EdTech tool for your school or district:

• Active Learning,
• Assessments,
• Supporting Family Involvement, and
• Improving Engagement with Distance Learners.

Wixie can be used to meet the needs of students and educators in all four of these categories to help you support learners with various abilities and close achievement gaps. Here's how.

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Combine Great Literature and Poetry Frameworks to Inspire Writing

Posted by Carolyn Daly on Apr 4, 2023 7:01:00 AM

When students struggle to find their words using traditional writing prompts, poetry allows them to be successful writers without being limited to a formal structure or substantial word count.

Using a formulaic structure, such as a Haiku or Cinquain, can make writing less daunting. This also helps to level the writing field for our most hesitant writers and second language learners.

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found its words." --Robert Frost

Use the following children's books to model great poetry writing and inspire your students. Each idea includes templates in Wixie you can assign immediately to support student work.

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Topics: Wixie, preschool, PreK

What's New - March 2023

Posted by Carolyn Daly on Mar 28, 2023 9:15:00 AM

Tech4Learning has been busy adding new features and resources to Wixie, including Curriculum Guides and Skill Progression boards. And, is proud to introduce a new product called EDU ToDo! 

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Topics: Wixie, Tech4Learning

Using Wixie to Build Preschool Skills

Posted by Carolyn Daly on Mar 17, 2023 8:15:00 AM

Albert Einstein once said, "Play is the highest form of research." So, rather than placing your preschoolers in front of another edutainment game, get them logged into Wixie so they can play to learn!

Wixie makes it easy for students to have fun practicing their numbers, letters, empathy skills, and more and gain satisfaction and joy for sharing what they have learned with others!

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Topics: Wixie, preschool, PreK

What's New - February 2023

Posted by Carolyn Daly on Feb 15, 2023 7:58:36 AM

Tech4Learning has been busy adding new classroom management features to Wixie and resources, including over 50 templates to support the NGSS standards and a new preschool progression roadmap. 

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Topics: Wixie, Tech4Learning

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