I was introduced to Wallwisher early last year but have not really had a chance to use it in the classroom. In the last couple of months I have certainly made up for that!
Wallwisher is an online notice board where people can add a series of ‘sticky notes.’
Using Wallwisher in the Classroom
This week we came up with a list of what we thought was the most important environmental issue facing our school. By linking the Wallwisher page to our class blog, children used their net books to post a note in a few minutes and then we could look at the responses on the interactive white board instantly. Look at our Wallwisher here.
Have Wallwisher open during the lesson and children can add questions or statements about their learning. During sharing time at the end of the lesson use Wallwisher to discuss learning and any problems.
I often send children on treasure hunts for words with common spelling patterns. Instead of writng these words on a poster we collate them on a Wallwisher.
Wallwisher has a fantastic feature where you can embed files to a post. It is a great way to have children share favourite websites or links to Five Card Flickr Stories.
Use Wallwisher for reviews. It is especially good at this time of the year with the Children’s book awards coming up. Have children review the different books. Or why not review how a term or theme has gone.
When setting goals at the start of the year children can post these on a Wallwisher. Come back to them at the end of each term to see how the children went.
Why not use it for suggestions in your school. Perfect if you are trying to decide on a charity day for the Junior School Council.
Why not create a Wallwisher where people can post compliments about each other.
Matching it up
Create simple matching activities by writing the two matches on two notes and have children move these around to be together. Try it with shapes and names, numbers and words or compound words.
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