Pixie is a fantastic creation tool for students that lets them combine artwork with text and voice recording to demonstrate understanding. It can be used across the curriculum for students in any subject area. Pixie is creativity software students can use to share ideas, imagination, and understanding. By combining text, original artwork, voice narration, and images students can show what they have learned about any topic that they are studying in school.
There is an online version of Pixie called Wixie that is perfect for students working in the cloud. Whether your school uses Windows and Macintosh computers, netbooks, iPads or Android tablets, students can use Pixie as an engaging learning tool.
Pixie’s website includes a tutorial and lots of ideas for how to use this tool in the classroom. Visit their site to learn more about how you can get started using Pixie with your students!
TinyTap is a fantastic free app for tablets that has a new Challenge Mode. Just like your students’ favorite games and quizzes it includes leaderboards, time limits, and lives. They have a demo game to try and a collection of trivia games on their site that can inspire teachers as they create activities for students.
In Challenge Mode, TinyTap users can create lots of different type of games, this includes:
- Class Quiz - Create timed quizzes with scores and winners. Suitable for both take-home tests and class-
wide game shows.
- Study Prep - Replace tattered 3×5 index cards with a more exciting way to drill in the material. Especially helpful for vocabulary, geography, and math concepts.
- Trivia - Stump friends, family, and fellow students with DIY trivia contests about any subject you choose! Older students can even invite their Facebook following to take on a challenge.