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Wallwisher: Words that Stick!


Looking for a way to integrate technology with literacy-based activities?  If so,then you must check out Wallwisher, a great web-based collaborative writing tool that can be utilized as both a classroom and/or professional development resource. This Web 2.0 application allows users to express their thoughts on a common topic by placing an electronic post-it note on a web page, or “wall”. In addition to text—pictures, videos, PowerPoints, PDF documents, Excel spreadsheets and/or web page links can be attached to notes.

An example of a wall I created for a “Cool Tools” PD session:

Classroom Connection:

There are literally dozens of ways to utilize Wallwisher in any classroom/curricular area.  A few examples include Do Nows, Exit Tickets, vocabulary and brainstorming activities, book reviews, pledges, suggestion boxes, honor walls, parking lots and thank you notes to name a few. Check out the resources listed below for additional ideas and examples regrading how to incorporate Wallwisher into classroom activities.

» Ideas to Inspire:  Ways to Use Wallwisher in the Classroom
» 105 Classroom Ideas for Wallwisher
» A How-To Guide for Using Wallwisher
» Karen Ditzler’s Wallwisher Wiki Page

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Looking for some technology integration ideas to enhance your classroom lessons? Then be sure to check out my "Tech Tips" for the latest and greatest Web 2.0 tools, applications and web sites that can be incorporated into activities and/or projects. Although some posts may not be applicable to your content area or grade level, be sure to check back often as I will be varying ideas in order to provide resources across the K-12 curriculum.

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