Wallwisher.com: sticky note online collaboration

Name WallWisher

wallwisher example

Teachers sharing ideas about leadership in schools

URL http://wallwisher.com

What is it?

An online pin board that everyone can pin things on. Allows teachers and pupils to collaborate on one web page.  Double click the web page to add a new note. Fill in your name and enter your text and links to relevant websites including videos. Good for whole class. No sign-in required to post messages, but accounts quickly created (good idea for teacher to keep a library of their walls).

Opportunities

  • Quick text ideas (160 limit per post)
  • Share instantly
  • Add links
  • Embed videos on screen
  • Create your account to store a library of your walls
  • Embed into your VLE (Bernard) so pupils can view posts from within your learning course

Barriers

  • Moderation of posts
  • Fake identity (classroom management issue – demerit, detention – and you can delete any post)
  • Free, so may get turned off or charged for at some point; but whilst it’s free, why not make the most of it?

    Year 9 example

    Rhavine (Y9) put a video link on his post. Plays on the wall.

Basic guide

  1. Create account
  2. Build a wall
  3. Share URL with pupils (link on Bernard or VLE, or email them or tell them)
  4. Moderate
  5. Can be used in an ICT room, but at it’s best when pupils access it outside the lesson and at different times.

Cost FREE

Frequently Asked Questions http://www.wallwisher.com/faqs

Video tutorial (TeacherTube on YouTube)

Examples

I did this with a Year 9 class: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/nethistory.

Image at top of page is of this wall: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/leadersleading.

Reviews

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Thanks to Doug Belshaw for the heuristics of this post