Thursday, September 1, 2011

Post it Wars

I saw @mrwoodnz tweet about Post-it -Wars and then I read his blog post. I was confused until I read the link to the herald story about Post-it-Wars in France. It is a corporate 'collage' war using Post-it notes stuck to windows.
Have a look at the 20 photos on the Herald page.

Shaun had created his own Post-it-War using Linoit which enabled him to use different colour Post-its. I tried it out, it is not as easy as it looks.

Sticky Notes on Win7 worked quite well and was quite quick to create notes but there is a limit of notes, so use wisely.

iCardSort (Free or NZ $8.29 ) is an iPad app that was easy to use and didn't seem to have a limit on sticky notes.

There are other apps available for the iPad

So how could this be used in Education?
  • create icons or emblems
  • create flags
  • take a popular graphic and problem solve how to make it with square shapes (i.e.stickies)
  • investigate how pictures are made up of pixels and plot/plan a picture on a spreadsheet and then make it with the sticky notes
  • have a post-it-war with other classes using the windows of the classes to show case your efforts
  • if you are using technology then post images to a wiki or a blog
Thanks Shaun for making me spend 4 hours investigating was great fun!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Educaplay: Make your own activities

Educaplay enables you to create activities and then embed in your blog or wiki. You need to set up an account. The default settings are Spanish, so make sure you select English.
Ways to use this in a classroom
  • spelling word activities
  • topic word activities
  • shared book activities (as shown below)
  • making crosswords about topics or books
  • specific grammatical activities like changing tense, adding endings, plurals etc
  • Comprehension activities
Make a Wordfind
Make a Cloze activity Make a Jumbled Sentence

Monday, August 1, 2011

Primary Wall

Just came across this link on twitter today 

 "@Elle_Gifted  Alternative to Wallwisher for primary sts shared by @plnaugle at Tech Smackdown #RSCON3."

Primary Wall looks like a great alternative to Wallwisher especially as it seems to be 'broken' quite often. It has a few different features from Wallwisher and is very easy to use.
Here is an example of what it looks like

And you can choose to send your notes to Wordle

And here is a list of ideas you could use Primary Wall and Wall Wisher for...

Sunday, April 10, 2011


This has to be the easiest way to make a voice recording and then embed onto your wiki or blog.

Go to
Click on Click to Record and then click Allow

Record your voice by speaking straight into the microphone.

Click on Click to Stop

Click on Listen or Record again

Click on Post on the Internet. Copy the HTML code and then paste into the Widget on a Wiki or a HTML Gadget in a blog.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Photobucket  is an online storage site for your photos, it is a one stop place where you can edit and create slideshows.
Upload photos to Photobucket.
Media: Upload your photos, create albums, view as slideshow, get embed code to add to blogs or wikis
Themes: Change the theme of your Media page
Organise: organise your photos into albums
Edit photos: Fotoflexer is integrated into Photobucket so that you can edit photos.
Tags: add tags to photos
Photo Products: for a price turn your photos into cups, calendars, books etc
Tools: Create interesting slideshows using filters and themes