Session: 3.9
Time: 12:45 to 1:45

  • Kim Meyer, Teacher-Librarian at West Jefferson Elementary (kmeyer...)
  • Tammy Langeberg, Teacher-Librarian at Warder Elementary (tlangebe...)

Tech level: all

Application level - K-6

Learner should bring: Willingness to learn about a new online authoring tool

Session Description:
Come see a demonstration of Wixie, an exciting new online authoring tool from Tech4Learning. Students can paint pictures, add text and clip art, and create voice recordings to go along with their projects. Because Wixie is online, students can access it at school and at home. There are lots of ready-made resources that come with a subscription. Several Jeffco elementary schools are piloting this tool and would love to share their experiences with you.

ISTE NETS for Session:
  • ISTE #1: Creativity and Innovation
  • ISTE #2: Communication and Collaboration
  • ISTE #5: Digital Citizenship
  • ISTE #6: Technology Operations and Concepts

Curriculum Connections/ Instructional Impact:
Wixie is an enhancement to any writing program, giving students opportunities to show their creativity at home and at school. They can share their writing with parents and grandparents. Wixie is very student-friendly and they will be "experts" before you know it!

Session Objectives / Goal:
Attendees will become familiar with Wixie and how it can be used to enhance and encourage students' writing across the curriculum.