Use these examples of projects created by students and tweets from classroom teachers to inspire technology integration in your first-grade classroom.
Whether you have Chromebooks, iPads, PCs, or Macs in your classroom, you can use technology to engage and inspire your students in the curriculum.
These technology projects were created by students using Wixie.
"Wixie is like a blank canvas, full of possibilities! This platform can easily be navigated by our youngest learners, who creatively demonstrate their learning through text, art, voice, and video. Wixie can be used in any content area from math to language arts and allows our teacher to to differentiate assignments and add in scaffolds like oral directions."
Meaghan Martin, MEd.
Inst. Tech. Coach
Prince William County Public Schools, VA
Wixie's Templates library includes over 60 first-grade math activities you can use for formative assessment purposes or tasks for student work at centers and in station rotations.
Share a story with a repeating pattern like Mary Wore Her Red Dress. Then, have each student recreate a page with the same pattern. Combine the student projects into a class book.
Have students illustrate an addition or subtraction story and record an explaination of the problem. Collect the student projects into a class book and solve all the problems together.
Have students create their own informational text including headings, a table of contents, captions, and labeling to find information. Publish their work as a great collection of nonfiction at just the right reading level for your students.
Have students write a simple story about a family member or friend. Have them record their voice and share on Mother's Day, Father's Day, or even Valentine's Day.
Use this roadmap to build literacy, numeracy and ICT skills! Select an activity and assign to learners yourself or share the roadmap with students and have the progress at their own pace
Ending the year with a STEAM project: Create your own board game! Students had to create the board and pieces, write/record the rules on Wixie, and demonstrate how play to their classmates. pic.twitter.com/ymvh9VhtJV— Mrs. Lamper (@MrsLamper_A) June 13, 2022
Our students finish the school year creating amazing research projects using #Wixie from @Tech4Learning Check out some of their title pages.@StamatinaH @ExecSuptKWatts @UlanaKorovec pic.twitter.com/LiccH80sxB— Public School 131 (@ps131K15) June 16, 2022
After learning what a seed needs to grow, first grade students created animations in Wixie of the life cycle of a seed. pic.twitter.com/wt3iNnJZen— Fox Mill ES (@FoxMillES) April 15, 2022
These Scientists went outside to investigate what the Sun heats up. We discovered the Sun heats the cars, playground, water, grass, and rocks. Thanks Wixie for helping us write and illustrate what we found!???????????? @HaymarketCubs #haymarkettogether #hmesfirsties pic.twitter.com/qjTOfoCJyP— Mrs. Norman (@LinsNorman) September 22, 2021
Making our personal timelines today in Social Studies. We loved the camera tool on Wixie to add in-the-moment present pictures. Timelines help us to learn content vocab of past, present, and future. @Tech4Learning @BaileysES_FCPS @FCPSR2 pic.twitter.com/pAdwMhWMKR— Ms. Harris (@harrisinfirst) October 29, 2020
Top story: @CharnickSCES: 'Assessing 1st grade science standards using #Wixie. The tree drawings allow students to show evidence of exceeding the standard. #scestech #switchitup #balancedassessments ' pic.twitter.com/vYmUSLJahg, see more https://t.co/wcuxGPr9KK— Patricia Flavin (@patflavin1007) December 7, 2019
We've been learning how to solve and create story problems and number sentences in Wixie this week! pic.twitter.com/QP2ilwUYbk— Ms. Schroeder (@MsSchroeder1st) October 29, 2020
Gr1 read “The Invisible Boy”, discussed theme, and used #wixie to show their evidence. We learned a new Wixie feature today: speech bubbles! @DianeAdamson6 @KeriKenison @DrShewbridge @Tech4Learning pic.twitter.com/AmhE6y5nYg— Erin Nye (@enye001) March 27, 2018
Gr1 used #wixie to show character traits from “Ada Twist, Scientist”. They loved being able to draw AND record their voices to show the trait they chose. @DrShewbridge @KeriKenison @Tech4Learning pic.twitter.com/dRKTZN5PYp— Erin Nye (@enye001) March 22, 2018
Retelling key details in our first folktale text using Wixie! pic.twitter.com/66e4lhf08n— Miss Minty (@MintyMouseClub) January 6, 2016