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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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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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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Wixie works on phones

Posted by Carolyn Daly on Jun 17, 2019 2:58:54 PM

With the Wixie update releasing at the end of this week, you will be able to use Wixie from your mobile smart phone!

Students and teachers can already access Wixie on Chromebooks, iPads, and Mac/PC devices, so is it really necessary for them to access it on their phones as well? Yes! Here's why. 

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All new teacher home page coming to Wixie summer 2019

Posted by Carolyn Daly on Jun 13, 2019 8:02:00 AM

The new teacher home page coming in the Wixie update makes it even easier to organize, distribute, and grade project work. All project management options now appear on the left-side of the screen when you log in to your Wixie account.

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Text-to-speech feature coming to Wixie summer 2019

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Jun 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Wixie is more accessible than ever before. Not only does it work on more devices, like phones, it includes powerful new features like text-to-speech. Text-to-speech makes written information accessible to a wider range of learners.

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Highlights feature coming to the Wixie editor summer 2019

Posted by Carolyn Daly on Jun 5, 2019 2:24:00 PM

The Highlights feature in the upcoming version of Wixie makes it even easier for students to archive, share, and celebrate learning.

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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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