While most people associate computational thinking with coding, computational thinking skills help us more effectively solve problems and make decisions.
Wixie provides a range of opportunities for young learners to build and practice these skills.
Showing the steps of cycles and writing step-by-step directions for procedures can help young learners practice breaking down a problem into smaller chunks (decomposition). Combine with writing how-tos or narratives for a fun literacy combination.
Young learners aren't quite ready to grasp abstract concepts, but they can use Wixie to make and identify patterns, an essential pre-Algebra skill.
Accurately counting and collecting data is essential to successful analysis and solutions. Students can use Wixie to collect data in the form of tally marks, sums, and visual observations.
In order to make sense of the data they have collected, students can use Wixie to organizing and depicting it through charts, graphs, and images/infographics.
Here is an example of how Mrs. Lanzetta's class used Wixie to create a bar graph. They did a great job, and even wrote sentences to describe their data. #Wixie #dumfrieses #thirdgrade #pwcsproud pic.twitter.com/K42Lfm61Tu— Dumfries ITC (@ITCDumfries) October 4, 2018
Love how Wixie lets us embed videos AND has coding for virtual boomwhackers! This is a fun challenge page for my first graders to play their new pitch - “la” @CromwellValleyE @MusicBCPS @Tech4Learning @ScottLoomis pic.twitter.com/Y1EyUPHB7s— Terri Iacarino (@iacarinot) April 7, 2021