Sometimes, less is more.
The Wixie update, coming this summer, will include a new feature that allows teachers to set a project to make only the pencil tool available to students. When the pencil only option is selected in the project settings, Wixie will hide all of the tools except the color palette and instructions, helping to keep students focused on the activity that they are working on.
Here are some examples of templates from the Wixie curriculum library that demonstrate how this feature will look in action.
Delete letters to form new words
Match an image to a sentence
Match a number to a set of objects
Match a real world object to a shape
More ideas for templates include matching letter sounds, matching a parent with its offspring, and matching careers to objects, and many more. This feature helps keep things as simple as possible when completing the activity.
To set a project to only show the pencil tool, click the File menu and choose Project Settings.
Then, select the Pencil only radio button and select Save to apply this feature to a specific template.
The update will be available in early July.