In project-based learning, students are first engaged with an issue, question, or problem they want to solve and then learn content in order to answer it. This helps students connect learning to the real world because there is an obvious why to the content they are learning.
With PBL, students may still create presentations, public service announcements, comics and other products, the difference is that they are responsible for choosing what product best helps them showcase their ideas and content.
Wixie is a digital canvas students can use to share what they know through their writing, their voice, and their art. The authoring possibilities for students make Wixie the perfect tool for project-based learning.
The following are sample multimedia projects created by students using Wixie during project-based learning.
These students created public service announcement to educate people about an issue they were passionate about.
When these students couldn't find informational texts at their reading level, they worked to create their own and shared them.
To engage other students in a favorite book, these students used what they knew about characters to create their own card game!
Students designed a new roller coast based on physics and themes needed for a specific client.
We worked hard researching our animal, gathering information, and creating our Wixie pages. Thanks to our visitors who came to witness the great work! #FHhighlights #PBLinFCPS pic.twitter.com/E1lwGmxdpH— Maddie Schmidt (@MrsSchmidt_1st) January 24, 2019
Animal Habitat PBL presentations using Wixie! pic.twitter.com/ZWBPvDNnsQ— Mrs. Crump (@MrsCrumpCWES) May 12, 2021
Arts and Humanities students @LakeShoreAACPS engage in storytelling PBL "Superhero-as-self" in Wixie becoming author, illustrator, and designer.@AACountySchools— LakeShoreAACPS (@LakeShoreAACPS) February 25, 2021
Working on our driving question “how can we help save animal habitats in our community?” Starting to develop our monarch garden designs using Wixie and collaborating our designs. @GoshenPostES @GPE_GatorPond #savethemonarchs pic.twitter.com/8yeOCpgzdK— Mrs. Monahan (@MrsMonahan2nd) October 17, 2018
My super tigers worked really hard to create their Super Citizen Comics! THANK YOU to @SGiese15 for creating our Wixie template and @FairhillLibrary for teaching us about comics! #supertigers #hearusroar #lifeinfirst #pblproject #lifeinfirst @FairhillES @Tech4Learning pic.twitter.com/rua6ceuqJu— SantiagoSuperheroes (@MrsSantiago19) September 30, 2019