Lino...A Sticky Note Canvas for the Classroom

05/10/2013 4:30 PM | Elizabeth Ramos (Administrator)

Do you like using sticky notes to jot ideas down and rearrange? Use sticky notes to note resources and post them in the appropriate lesson plan? Sticky notes have electronic! I mentioned Padlet, formerly Wallwisher, in a previous post. Recently, I came across another electronic sticky note...Lino. Lino appears to be Padlet 2.0. One feature I enjoy about Lino is the ability to color code the posts. As I played with the site, I enjoy the idea of noting resources or having students create boards with entries color coded by SPEC (social, political, economic, and cultural). Sicky notes may contain text, video, images, or files from your computer.

Lino has a variety of helpful features for students and teachers. Accessibility is certainly at the top- it is mobile app downloadfor the iPhone, iPad, and android devices, in addition to being accessible on the good old fashion internet. Settings is another feature, as canvases may be set to public or private. You are also able to set a due date in Lino. Other helpful features include the ability to duplicate stickies, email stickies, move stickies to another canvas, favorite stickies, and embed a canvas onto a website or blog. Lino has created a variety of how-to stickies for new users.
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The possibilities are far on how to utilize this in the classroom for both teachers/educators and students. Lino can be used to brainstorm knowledge on a topic with students in a computer lab or via their smart devices. This can be taken further by going back and color coding the stickies according to SPEC and possibly arranging again chronologically and/or into paragraph development as a pre-writing activity. Teachers can collate resources foe a unit and share them with the class, or have students collate unit resources. Lino is also supportive of the CCSS task for students to collaborate in a group research project or think History Day. 
Just as it makes for the sharing of resources in class easy, the same can be facilitated with your peers as teachers collaborate in curating and designing lessons with multiple sources and rigor to meet the CCSS transition. Warm ups or primary source examination can also be completed with students or table groups posting their answers on a sticky. The possibilities are endless.
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