|Don't worry, you don't have to choose lime green.|
How can you use Wallwisher in your classroom? Here are a few ideas.
- Create a board to collect reading responses. My friend and colleague Maureen has such a wall, along with a page on her school website with directions for students and a rubric. By the way, she recorded the audio directions using Voice Memo for iPhone. It sounds pretty good, doesn't it?
- Use a wall to collect comments in a debate. For instance, who was in the wrong in the Boston Massacre? Have some students represent the colonists and some the redcoats.
- Wishing a student well as he or she moves along to another school, or to collect birthday wishes from classmates.
- Allow students the option of gathering resources for a research project on Wallwisher. Students can include links, photos, and videos related to the topic, and can rearrange the notes to organize the information.
- Allow students to do class note-taking on Wallwisher and share with one another, or with students who were absent.
- Have students share a note about themselves at the beginning of the year on a Meet Our Class wall.
- Post assignments, reminders, and coming events for your students and parents.
- Allow parents to use a board to network with one another throughout the year. It's a great way for parents to get quick answers, organize volunteers, and coordinate special events and parties.
- Create an interview board. Allow students to post questions for a subject-area expert, and then invite the expert to answer his or her favorite questions, either with text or video.