Wixie is the perfect tool for self-expression. Having students create a custom profile image is a fun way for them to personalize their learning while learning how to use the paint tools in Wixie. Profile images that are all unique will make it easier for you to visually locate student work in your Wixie account the rest of the year.
The Wixie user profile image shows for the user in the upper right corner next to the log out button.
Paint a Picture for your Profile Image
Have students log in to their Wixie account. Then, have them use the New button and select Landscape.
Students can then use the tools to paint a picture of themselves or something they love.
Once they are done, go to your Profile image icon in the upper right corner and choose Set Profile Image. This will make the contents of the current page your new profile icon.
The profile image the students created will be visible to them the next time they log into Wixie.
Assign the Profile Image Activity
Wixie captures what is displayed in the middle of the page when it creates the profile image. If you think your students may have difficulty with this concept, you can assign the Profile Image template to make this concept more visual.
Log in to your Wixie teacher account and type profile in the field at the top. Click the magnifying glass on the right side of this field to see files that match this search criteria.
Click the three dots next to the Profile Image template and choose Assign. At the dialog, select All Students and choose the date range you want it to display at the top of your student's home page when they log in to Wixie
Students can open this file and use the tools to paint a picture in the white circle, which is the space that will show in the user profile icon.
Once they are done, have students go to the Edit menu and choose Make Profile Image. And, voila, the next time they log in they will see their profile creations in the blue bar and you will see their custom profile icons in your student list.
Use this template and/or these skills for another digital assignment. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Profile Image Template
Use the Profile Image template for projects involving circles, like:
- create a new commemorative coin to honor a hero
- design a sticker with a positive message (print on sticker paper at trading card size).
- explore emotions by creating your own emoji
If you think the title of Profile image will be confusing, open the template and choose customize to add it to your teacher account. Change the title and the instructions before assigning.
Paint with the paintbrush tool
Creating nonlinguistic representations is a great way to help students better understand and remember content as well as provide dual coding for essential concepts.
Have student open a blank page and use the paintbrush tool to:
- illustrate the meaning of a vocabulary word (or even antonym pair)
- diagram a scientific cycle
- retell or visualize events in a story
On their own, students will discover new paint brush options as well as additional paint tools. A great next skill is to help them add a text box and type a label or sentence for their image.