In order to teach all learners to high standards, we have to use multiple approaches to accommodate learner differences. To help implement success in this goal, the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) has developed the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) model to provide a blueprint that encourages multiple ways of teaching and learning.
Wixie and Pixie are easy to use tools, with multiple ways to share work, and the flexibility to modify and differentiate for a variety of learning needs, are powerful tools for a universal design for learning.
Teachers can use Wixie and Pixie to develop materials and activities that present content through text, pictures, voice narration, video, and more. Both tools include curriculum activities that combine pictures, text, and audio, and it is easy to begin developing customized activities to meet the specific needs of your students.
Students can use Wixie or Pixie to draw diagrams, click-and-drag objects in activities to demonstrate content knowledge, write, record their voices, and share their ideas as they create documents, comics, movies, storybooks, and more.
Sample student project, inventions. Created in Pixie.
Every learner is unique. The many tools and options in Wixie and Pixie provide a fun way for students to demonstrate their creativity and explore and share their passions, resulting in increased motivation and engagement.