This easy and fun site lets teachers or students pose a question online and then others can provide short answers to the question using text, images, links, video, etc. Walls can be set to private or public. Students can share their thoughts with other students in a non-threatening environment. The link to the wall can easily be added to your classroom website for easy access. Some ideas for use:
Web tool that allows the teacher to create a collaborative web environment where all students in a class or group can share their thoughts at one time. While presenting new material or reading new text, students can collaborate and discuss their thoughts in a shared environment.
Use this web tool to set up a “back meeting room”. Give students a netbook/laptop and while you present information, students may add comments to the meeting room. You as a teacher can hear the internal conversations that are occurring within your students as you present. Be sure to set up ground rules before using and also leave time in the lesson to discuss comments and questions that arise. This tool can provide you with immediate assessment of student knowledge, need and interest.