Use Wixie to support at-home learning

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 16, 2020 9:58:09 AM

With all of the school closures happening, here are some options for Wixie use to support at-home learning whether you:

  • have Wixie,
  • want to expand your Wixie use to additional grades
  • want to use it for the first time, or
  • are parents trying to support at-home learning.
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Wixie and the COVID-19 coronavirus

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 11, 2020 4:10:50 PM

Many of you have COVID-19-related questions and concerns.

The good news? Even if your site is closed, Wixie works online and will continue to work normally. Students can simply log in from home or the library to complete the work their teachers have assigned.

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Run Wixie in Spanish or French!

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Feb 20, 2020 9:25:20 AM

The update to Wixie this past Friday gives you the option to run Wixie in Spanish and French!

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Make Wixie just right for your students

Posted by David Wagner on Feb 14, 2020 4:20:10 PM

Wixie includes a range of settings that allow sites and teachers to adjust Wixie to make it more effective for their learners. Districts can choose settings before teachers and students even log in for the first time and teachers can then further adjust these settings to meet the needs of their specific students. 

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Topics: Updates, Settings, Themes

Start Over button now live for assignments and templates

Posted by David Wagner on Nov 19, 2019 8:41:57 AM

We added a Start Over button to the Wixie update released last Friday. The Start Over button allows students to restart from the original assignment or template.

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Wixie sessions have more than doubled from last year!

Posted by David Wagner on Oct 29, 2019 9:19:34 AM

The response to the new Wixie update has been fantastic. The number of times students and teachers are visiting Wixie has increased dramatically from last year. The best part is that much of the increase has come from existing schools using Wixie more.

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Topics: Updates

Wixie updates

Posted by David Wagner on Oct 11, 2019 5:48:02 PM

We update Wixie on Fridays on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Updates include new features, performance and security enhancements, and bug fixes.

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Topics: Updates

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

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