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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New Wixie Templates and Activities 

You can find a range of new activities, books, and templates for upcoming celebrations. Some templates focus on the traditions and reasons for the holiday, while others take a holiday-themed approach to classroom skills like number sense and patterning. 

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Martin Luther King Templates 

Celebrate the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 16th) using one of the new graphic organizers, interview templates, or informational booklets in Wixie. 

Inspired Action
Interview with MLK
MLK Jr and Me
MLK Informational Book


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Lunar New Year

Have students celebrate and learn about the Lunar New Year using some of the new templates, activities, backgrounds, and stickers in Wixie.

Sort and Count
New Year Patterns
Lion Costume


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Black History Month Templates 

The start of February kicks off Black History Month. Start planning now on how you can have students highlight some of our history's finest contributors. 

Raise Awareness                                    
Design a T-shirt
Hero Trading Card
Black History Heroes Book
Share a Story
Quote Response


Black History Month Choice Board

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Valentine's Day Card Templates

You can also find Valentine-themed templates and activities like the ones below by going to the Month by Month folder > February. 


Students can also design and share Valentine's day cards with their peers using one of the 20+ design cards. Explore, or assign, the new designs by going to Month-by-Month>February>Valentines.



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President's Day Card Templates

The February Month by Month folder also contains new templates to help students learn more about US Presidents.


New Media 

Over 600 new stickers and backgrounds were added to Wixie last year. Click the Page Picture option on the right of the toolbar in Wixie to explore the new Fantasy, Sports, Showcase, and Stationery background image folders. 


You can also find many new backgrounds in the Comics folder. 


New Stickers - Lunar New Year 

Explore Lunar New Year celebrations and traditions using some of the new stickers and backgrounds. You can find these images in the Stickers Library> Culture>Chinese folder or in the Holiday>Lunar New Year folder of images. 


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Upcoming Wixie Webinar 

Come learn alongside Tech4Learning hosts Carolyn and Tiffany as they share some of their tips and tricks on designing templates, showcasing projects as interactive books, using the magic wand for green screening, and easy ways to create animated GIFs. 


Join the Wixie Webinar


Community: Tech4Learning Innovative Educators 

Congratulations to our newest Tech4Learning Innovative Educators: 

• Angela Cox, Southern Middle School, MD
Anne Alrick, Department of Defense Schools, Japan
• Katie Dipalma, Daniel Wright Elementary, OH
• Lindsay Bartos, Griffith Thomas Elementary, OH
Mélina Mangal, Minneapolis Public Online School, MN
• Sarah Whitlock, Christ the King School, KY 

Ya'll be good now. ✌


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