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PrimaryWall – Web-based Sticky Notes for Collaborative Classroom Activity

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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.

3 Comments

  1. Wow, thanks for this Malcolm 🙂

  2. Thanks for the comment, John, and keep up the great work in providing such great tools for schools.

  3. Pingback: PrimaryWall – Web-based Sticky Notes for Collaborative Classroom ... | Teaching with ICT in the primary classroom | Scoop.it

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