Digital Valentines with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jan 31, 2023 8:51:37 AM

This blog explores an alternative to the traditional Valentine card exchange. Rather than buying, and exchanging, printed and candy-filled Valentines, use Wixie to have students craft a digital Valentine's Day message and then print or exchange electronically. 

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Topics: Wixie, valentine

3 ways to use Wixie for social-emotional learning

Posted by Carolyn Daly on Jan 24, 2023 7:10:17 AM

This guest post was written by Kerri Lambert, Instructional Technology Teacher Specialist at Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Tech4Learning Innovative Educator.

Social emotional learning (SEL) has surged to the forefront of education over the last several years. The importance of mental health and building relationships became glaringly apparent during the pandemic, and that has carried over as students and teachers returned to physical classrooms.

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Topics: Wixie, social-emotional, SEL

Green screen your students "into" their Wixie projects

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jan 17, 2023 8:17:36 AM

Students love to be a part of the action and using a green screen makes it easy to jump into a range of digital classroom projects. Imagine sharing information as an animal, transporting yourself back in time or exploring a far away culture. Green screen can help.

Green screen commonly refers to removing the background from an image so it can be easily combined with a different image. A "green screen" is what you put your actor in front of as you capture their image. The computer then uses a process called chroma key to remove a single color or color range from the background, making it easy to combine with a new background.

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Topics: digital storytelling, Wixie

What's New - January 2023

Posted by Carolyn Daly on Jan 12, 2023 8:13:57 AM

Happy New Year! Tech4Learning has been busy adding new resources to Wixie for you and your students! Here are just a few new things from Tech4Learning this January.

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Topics: Wixie, Tech4Learning

Adapt your favorite winter-themed picture books with Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jan 3, 2023 9:11:05 AM

Combine Wixie with your favorite winter-themed picture books to turn your emerging readers into authors! 

Wixie's Curriculum library includes a range of story adaptation templates you can assign to students after reading your favorite winter-themed books. Use these ideas to get your students excited about reading and writing in wintry weather.

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