Melinda Kolk

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Using Wixie's Primary Interface

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 16, 2019 8:25:13 AM

Wixie has two interface options. You are probably familiar with the standard interface since it is the default for all users. The Primary look is brighter, larger, and has a simplified feature set to make it easier for younger students to get started making their first projects.

Teachers can choose the Wixie interface that best matches the needs of their classroom and learners. You might want to consider using the primary interface if you are working with younger students or think your learners would benefit from a smaller set of choices.

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It's ⏰ to celebrate! Emojis have come to Wixie 😀

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Sep 11, 2019 11:17:18 AM

Kids love emojis and now they can easily add them to text boxes in Wixie! The way you add emojis will depend on the device you are using to create your Wixie projects.

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Best practices for designing templates in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Aug 1, 2019 9:02:01 AM

Over the past 15 years of Pixie and Wixie, we have built a lot of templates and activities for students. Here are some things that we have learned over the years that you will hopefully find helpful in your own templates and activities. 

Landscape vs. portrait orientation. It is almost always better to create templates and activities using the default landscape orientation. This layout works best on a variety of devices. Portrait layouts become hard to work with in the work-space of a tablet, so try to use this orientation only when designing templates that will need to be portrait when they are printed.

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Topics: Wixie, activities

The Wixie update has arrived!

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jun 24, 2019 11:49:25 AM

The Tech4Learning team has put the Wixie update into production and you can log in to your current Wixie account to see the changes!

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Sneak peek at the Wixie update coming this summer

Posted by Melinda Kolk on May 24, 2019 4:33:18 PM

As the school year winds down and we get closer to the release of the Wixie update this summer, we want to make sure you are aware of changes coming and how to support your teachers and students through the process.

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New resources to help you get Wixie up and running

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Jul 25, 2014 11:59:37 AM

With back-to-school in full swing, or looming for others, now is the busy time with Wixie. Tech4Learning has just released an Implementation Guide and Introducing Wixie Workshop Kit to help you get Wixie up and running.

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