Wall Wisher is a website that allows you to create a virtual wall where “sticky notes” can be added on any topic. Here’s an example of a Snow Day Wall (feel free to add your own ideas)! It’s very simple to make and add to a wall, and you can moderate everything that appears on it (making it safe to use with your students).
Make Your Own Wall
Step 1: visit the Wallwisher website.
Step 2: Create a URL for your wall, and choose your preferences. Make sure to check the box that says “I want to approve every post before it shows up on the wall” if you want to manage posts.
Step 3: Choose a theme for your wall.
Step 4: Choose a picture for the top of your wall, as well as the title and subtitle that will appear at the top.
Step 5: Enter your name and email address (use a real one because this is how you will receive a password to login and manage your posts)
Step 6: Click done. Your wall is now ready!
Post on a Wall
Step 1: Double click anywhere and type your comment. It can only be 140 characters long, but you can link to pictures or videos on the internet.
Step 2: To manage your posts, log in to the site.
Step 3: Click approve on posts for them to appear.
To change your password, Build a New Wall, or View all your walls, click on Me > My Home.
There’s a ton of ways this can be used in a classroom!
- Use for KWL charts–have students post stickies about what they know, what they want to know, or what they have learned about a topic.
- Gather data on a topic (especially great if you want to collaborate with another classroom).
- Writing sentences (pick a topic, like What I want for Christmas and have students post).
- Answering questions. Writing Questions.
- Birthday, Get Well, or Special Holiday Wall.
- Facts on a topic.
- If you have a class blog, you can embed the Wall write on the blog (just like I did above).
- Post links for students to visit.
- Link to pictures and videos on a topic
- Vocabulary–post a word and have students make sentences using that word.
- Field Trip–have students post what they’ve learned or their favorite parts.
- Gather strategies for solving a problem.
- Respond to a novel.
- Book Reviews.
- Veteran Honor Wall, Going Green Pledges, Red Ribbon Pledges, etc.
For more ideas, visit Tom Barrett’s Interesting Ways to Use Wallwisher in the classroom.