Submitted by blamoreaux on Tue, 06/15/2021 - 10:11
Getting Your Students with Wixie

  

Wixie is a digital canvas students can use to combine writing, images, and voice narration to share their ideas and demonstrate understanding. Depending on your learners and your learning goals, Wixie can be used in many different ways in the classroom.

If your Student hasn't used Wixie before, don't worry! It's easy to get started without a lot of training.

Here are a few things to get your student going:

 

Logging In

1. Open your browser and go to https://clever.com/in/poudre.

2. Enter their District username and password

3. Once in Clever, click on the Wixie icon.

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Starting Project

1. At the Wixie dashboard, click the "New" button and choose "Landscape".

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2. This will open a new Project.

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Tip: A blank page can be intimidating to some learners, so ask your Teacher to give your student a plan for their work!

 

Draw and Label Vocabulary

A simple draw and label activity in Wixie is easy to do and a powerful way to get students to visualize vocabulary, such as antonyms, homophones, and idioms.

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1. To begin, have your student use the Text tool to add a word, or words, to the page.

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2. Encourage your student to use the tools to draw a picture showing the meaning. 

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Tip: If you are looking for something fun when it's cold outside, you could have students use Wixie's symmetry options to draw unique six-sided snowflakes!

 

Using the Templates Library

Students can also choose from a range of templates that make getting started easy.

1. At their Wixie home page, students can open the Templates folder (A), browse categories (B), and begin work independently by opening one of the graphic organizers, formative assessments, or project templates.

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2. They can also use the field at the top to quickly search for a template.

     Ex: search "traits" to find a cluster organizer to record traits for a character in a story you are reading or a real person from history.

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3. Students can type text and use the paint tools to complete the organizer.

        Here's a few examples of what these could look like filled out:

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4. While most of the time classrooms employ a traits organizer to describe a character in a fictional book they are reading, you could also use this organizer to  describe:

  • Themselves for an all about me project.
  • A nonfiction character from a biography or informational text (social studies).
  • A specific species or type of animal (science).
  • The qualities of a good friend (social-emotional learning).

5. Having students start a project from their Templates library builds skills that will help them use Wixie independently and empower them to take control of their own learning. The Templates tab is filled with fun activities and other graphic organizers students can use to support their learning and inspire their work.

 

Still Have a Question? Please reach out to your student's Teacher for additional assistance!