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YouTube Videos

We LOVE seeing the projects that all of you have shared over the years of your student and personal projects. 

We have a YouTube Channel that would make finding these projects even easier by anyone interested in learning more about…


Added by Danielle Abernethy on November 24, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Dancing in the Fire

Last week I was fortunate to attend GAETC. It's one of my favorite state level conferences. The teachers do a fabulous


job of presenting and sharing ideas. I was blessed and fortunate enough to be included in TIE Susan Brandon's awesome, jam packed presentation. We had a lot of fun sharing the great projects her students have created. One of the activities that she had the audience do is pull up an app that allowed them to take notes, another that allows you…


Added by Danielle Abernethy on November 10, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments

Joey Thinks Computers are Just Stupid

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…


Added by Danielle Abernethy on October 10, 2014 at 8:37am — No Comments

Wixie or K12Share Custom URLs

Wixie Customized Addresses


When you subscribe to Wixie (or K12Share), a customized URL is created for your organization. Be sure to use this customized address when you log into Wixie or K12Share to make the login process fast and easy.


When you use your custom URL (for example,, you will see a welcome message at the top of the screen. Logging in using your organization’s customized address optimizes the login process. If you log in without…


Added by Randy Meyer on September 26, 2014 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Keeping parents informed with weekly newsletter.

As the new principal of a building with almost 800 fourth and fifth graders, it is important to set the tone with many things, including keeping parents informed. I have chosen to use Share and one of the templates to establish my weekly news to parents.…


Added by Michelle Sontag on September 14, 2014 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Our Greatest Artists! The September 2014 TIEs

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.

John Steinbeck

I love back to school time! Spirits are always full of ideas, energy is renewed and…


Added by Danielle Abernethy on September 12, 2014 at 9:23am — No Comments

September 11th

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.…


Added by Danielle Abernethy on September 11, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments

Back to School - The Numbers Game

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…


Added by Danielle Abernethy on August 22, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Roll Call

I have been a very bad blogger. In my mind, I have written these great blogs, shared many great ideas, and you all have commented on these blogs with great response and sharing of ideas. But they don't count since they were all in my mind, in my dreams. Which is sad, because we have had such a great summer and there were so many opportunities to share!

Now that fall is in the air, and students have started getting back to school, I must get back to blogging. I am committed to sharing…


Added by Danielle Abernethy on August 11, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

How does a flipped classroom affect your learning?

A flipped classroom is a…


Added by Kyle H. Albert on July 18, 2014 at 2:06am — No Comments

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

Added by Carolyn Daly on June 13, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

If you want to change the world, use Wixie!

Looking to change the world? Tempe teachers change the world with Wixie!  

View their projects here:…


Added by Jennifer Kaupke on June 11, 2014 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Navy Seal Speech Inspires Tempe Teachers

Teachers in Tempe School District each interpreted the words of Admiral William McRaven's commencement speech to University of Texas grads. Teachers worked cooperatively in Wixie to illustrate their understanding of the main tenants of his message.…


Added by Carolyn Daly on June 11, 2014 at 11:49am — No Comments

Summer Reading

Dr. Laura Spencer shared a great article today about Tech-Inspired Ideas for Student's Summer Reading. I enjoyed learning of different places to go for readers to share their joy of reading, or for the…


Added by Danielle Abernethy on May 23, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

Allowing device access in Google Chrome for Wixie

In the Chrome browser, you will be prompted to allow access when using the Camera and/or Microphone in Wixie.

You will see two prompts:

1. Flash Settings in the Wixie window.

2. Chrome security settings bar in the Browser.…


Added by Randy Meyer on May 20, 2014 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

May TIEs Bring Flowers

"What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul."

~Joseph Addison

Our teachers are tasked with molding a child into a contributing citizen of…


Added by Danielle Abernethy on May 19, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments

It's Raining Cats and Dogs.. Idioms in Wixie/Pixie

Looking for a great way to review whether your students TRULY understand idioms? Have them use Wixie/Pixie to explain them using voice, text, and images. Check out a sample page from a 4th grade student in the Alum Rock school district. Each kid can do their own idiom and then you can pull all of the student idiom pages together into one big classroom using the Wixie/Pixie, Import Pages feature.…


Added by Carolyn Daly on May 12, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

This is YOUR week, but today is your crowning moment. Today is the day that the students should bring you the shiny red apples, the thank you notes with hand drawn (or Wixie drawn) pictures, the smelly bottles of hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works, maybe flowers, or maybe a gift card. Schools…


Added by Danielle Abernethy on May 6, 2014 at 6:49am — No Comments

Moving projects between Wixie accounts

Sometimes students will accidently work in the wrong account and work will need to be moved to the correct account.


The easiest way to resolve the issue is to export the Wixie file from the wrong account and then open it in the correct account.  You will need to do this on a desktop computer, not in the iPad or Android app.


To do this:

1. Log on as the student with "extra" projects in a web browser.

2. Click the Projects button

3. Open the…


Added by Randy Meyer on April 25, 2014 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Bring digital projects and authentic research to your classroom

I love having access to information at my fingertips via the Internet, tablets and my smartphone.  Answers are right at my fingertips whenever I have a question or want to fact check information. 

Although American History was a big part of my higher education

courses, I never had much…


Added by Nita Seng on April 25, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments

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