PrimaryWall – Web-based Sticky Notes for Collaborative Classroom Activity

Primary Wall from the good people at Primary Technology is an online sticky wall space where your pupils can post small sticky notes with a title, their text and their name. This makes it great for rapidly gathering ideas, collaborating, sharing and quickly posting pieces of information when working in a group or collaborative environment. Primary Wall is aimed specifically at use in education settings and for educators only.

Click on the video below for an introduction to PrimaryWall
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When you create a Primary Wall it has a unique address which can be shared with others (by email, or on a webpage or blog). This is public and lasts for 30 days. Private walls, a paid-for option, have an unlimited life span. You can have as many contributors as you wish, and as many sticky-notes on a page as will fit on the space.

Ian Addison has created an introductory video here

The video below also shows the way PrimaryWall links directly to Wordle to create a wordcloud of words used in the sticky notes in PrimaryWall, all with just the click of a button in Primary Wall.
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Other features of Primary Wall include the facility to search for text anywhere on the wall. You can also auto-sort the notes so they fit into a grid pattern. For teachers there is also a helpful guide, and ideas shared for suggested uses in the classroom.
If you are looking for other tools which could be used for mind-mapping or information gathering then have a look at the mindmapping tools at webtools4u2use.


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