There are many treasures in the Wixie Training tab, and one of them is the Wixie Letter to Parents. The letter explains to the parents that Wixie is being used by your school, the devices Wixie runs…Continue
I have had a lot of calls lately about the Wixie class assignments. It's kind of confusing. If you have multiple classes assigned to you, and you assign an activity to all students in that class, it…Continue
I love working with the great educators that use Tech4Learning products and am very thankful for the 21st Century work atmosphere that lets me do this from the comfort of my own home. (Or discomfort when my son is home). I believe in celebrating creativity and the many successes in the classroom. My role as Integration Specialist leans more towards helping those with Wixie and K12Share accounts getting them set up, ready for implementation and integration. However, I love when Lindie has a training opportunity or a special focus project for me to work on, especially if it means connecting with teachers or helping to create guides that you can use in your curriculum.
One of the fun things I like to do with Wixie and Pixie is create printables. My son and I made his special shirt for a comic convention using Pixie and this summer I made a bunch of earrings using with our tools and Shrinky Dinks. My niece and I just used math skills to help design a necklace for her dance team with their logo using Pixie. It was quite fun!
My son has to do a 100 Math Terms booklet. Fun times, and trust me I have a rant about something the teacher said to me about the whole project. I'll save that for next week. Anyway, Joey started the project in Wixie. We figured we'd create 3 files. Two files of 50 words and then a file with the cover, reference page and notes.
But last weekend we were driving to South Carolina, and I don't have Internet in my car. Therefore, we moved it out to Pixie on his laptop. He worked…Continue
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that they are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
I love back to school time! Spirits are always full of ideas, energy is renewed and…Continue
Today is a sacred day in our American History. Many of your students were not even born yet or were too young to remember the devastation and enormous loss caused by terrorist acts.
There are many pictures and video out there commemorating the events that took place that tragic day. Many share the tragedy and easily break one's heart. Then there are those that show the teamwork of America, her spirit unbroken, as we picked up the pieces and cleaned up and rebuilt what was taken away.…Continue
Oh AMEN! My son is back in school, we had a rough week with getting the schedule figured out, but he's back to learning and growing and I can work in peace and quiet without the noise of his video games and constant request/demands for food and this and that. Yeah, that's a big ole awkward sentence, but it is Friday and that whole sentiment just came rushing out!
One of his back to school activities was a familiar one. As a parent of an 8th Grader, we've seen a lot. The one that is my…Continue