Have you ever used Wallwisher? It makes a great computer center. This website is basically a virtual interactive bulletin board, where different people can collaborate to join their ideas together by adding a “sticky note” to the wall. You can also add pictures, and videos to your sticky notes. It’s a great way to get kids collaborating, but it’s also an easy way to collect information from your students in a computer center. Here are some ways you can use Wallwisher in your centers:
1.) Put a challenge up on your wall for students to complete when they come to the computer center. For example: Write a silly sentence using two or three of your spelling words.
2.) Assign your students a video (by adding the link to your post on the wall). After students have watched the video – they can answer a question about the video, tell you their favorite part, or even leave you a question about something they didn’t understand.
3.) Combine two great sites to make a dynamic listening center – Add the video links from www.storylineonline.net to a post. Let students listen to the story and then “summarize” the story in 160 characters or less (160 characters is the limit for each sticky note).