A, B, C and 1, 2, 3 - Pixie 2 in the Elementary Classroom

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Add excitement to your classroom curriculum! Explore original student-created activities made with Tech4Learning\'s Pixie 2.
This new creativity tool has an array of paint and easy-to-use editing tools and cross curricular stickers. Accessibility preferences make this software ideal for all ages and learning skills.

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A, B, C and 1, 2, 3 - Pixie 2 in the Elementary Classroom

  1. 1. “ Pixie is exciting creativity software students can use to further their exploration of the world around them. Whether students demonstrate their understanding and knowledge through activities and directed work, or showcase their creativity and imagination with original art and writing, Pixie is the only canvas they need.”
  2. 2. A, B, C and 1, 2, 3 Pixie 2 in the Elementary Classroom JoAnn Campbell Diocese of Rochester St. Rita School [email_address]
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>What is Pixie 2? </li></ul><ul><li>Features of the software </li></ul><ul><li>Built in Lessons and Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of my students’ work </li></ul><ul><li>Online support </li></ul><ul><li>Raffle </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pixie 2 – Creativity Software <ul><li>Stickers, text, record voice </li></ul><ul><li>Edit photos </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility preferences for diverse learners </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Integration – Activities/Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Share your ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Use with Interactive Whiteboards </li></ul><ul><li>Fun way to learn </li></ul>
  5. 5. Accessibility Preferences <ul><li>Handle size </li></ul><ul><li>Dialog font size </li></ul><ul><li>Tool tips </li></ul><ul><li>Talking Interface – Talk Button </li></ul><ul><li>Display </li></ul><ul><li>Change the caption for a sticker </li></ul><ul><li>Recording capabilities </li></ul>
  6. 6. Use with Interactive Whiteboards <ul><li>Menu – View </li></ul><ul><li>“Show SmartBoard Tools” </li></ul><ul><li>Tools – bottom so students can reach </li></ul><ul><li>Handout – “Whiteboard Interactivity” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Share your ideas <ul><li>Export options – movies, slideshows, web </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded print options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Booklets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comic Strips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trading cards </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Classroom Integration – Activities/Lessons <ul><li>Over 500 activities built into software </li></ul><ul><li>Templates </li></ul><ul><li>www.tech4learning.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trading Post </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional lessons </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Online Resources <ul><li>“ Snacks” – references to questions </li></ul><ul><li>“ Recipes” – tutorials on 3 levels </li></ul><ul><li>“ Guides” – pdf information for implementation strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars – 1 hr. free courses </li></ul>
  10. 16. Picasso Project <ul><li>Collaboration with Art Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Studied various periods and styles </li></ul>
  11. 17. Evening Flowers
  12. 22. Introduction to Third Grade Social Studies <ul><li>“People, places, and things” </li></ul><ul><li>Way for teacher and students to get know each other </li></ul><ul><li>Excitement – someone else likes what you do </li></ul>
  13. 28. Getting To Know You… <ul><li>Students made a short digital biography </li></ul><ul><li>Share with new students and teacher </li></ul>
  14. 33. And the winner is……..

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