How to Use WallwisherPosted by Sue Waters from theedublogger.com on Wednesday, April 28th 2010Many online tools provide embed code that you can use to embed them into other web sites.The good news is that Edublogs allows you to add almost any embed code into blog posts,pages and text widgets. This means there are lots of online tools that you can embed to reallyspice up your posts — providing more variety for your readers and engaging your students!Let me show you how easy it is to set up a Wallwisher and add it to a blog post.About WallwishersWallwisher is an online notice board creator.It’s a really fast and easy way to create engaging activities to use with students.It’s as simple as: 1. Create your Wallwisher 2. Add some sticky notes 3. Embed into your Blog Post 4. Add more sticky notesThe sticky notes can be as simple as text only OR very creative with images, audio, video,SlideShares, Google Presentations, blog posts (basically almost anything you can link to via theirURL)!And students don’t need to have a Wallwishers account to use it!Here’s examples how you can use with students: 1. Frieda Foxworth’s Wallwisher’s in the classroom – includes a great ‘How to’ Wallwisher video 2. Ann Leaness’s Wallwisher and Stupeflix in the Classroom - make sure you check out the video at the end to see how she uses a Wallwisher to gather images to create a video with Stupeflix 3. Tom Barrett’s 19 Interesting ways to use Wallwisher in the Classroom 4. The Conch’s online “post-it parking lot” for pop culture points. Students earn extra credit when they make connections to what they are learning in class. Click on each post title to check out their different wallwishers.
How To Create a Wallwisher1. Go to Wallwisher and click on ‘Build a wall‘2. Select your Wallwisher image, add your title and your subtitle2. Add your name and email address3. Choose your Wall URL, who can view, who can post sticky notes and decide if you want toapprove every post before it is added to the wall.4. Select your preferred theme and click Done.5. Presto! Your Wallwisher is created and you can now start addding some sticky notes.
Adding/Viewing Sticky Notes on Wallwisher1. You just double click any where on the Wallwisher to add a new sticky note2. When the sticky note opens up add your text and/or the URL location of any images, audio,video, SlideShares, Google Presentations, blog posts etc you would like to include in your stickynote and then click OKTips:1. To locate the URL of an image just right click on the image and select: • ‘Copy Image location’ when using FireFox • Properties and then copy the Address (URL) when using Internet Explorer
2. When viewing a sticky note with an image embedded – click on ZOOM if you want to enlargethe image3. When you link to the URL location of audio, SlideShares, Google Presentations, blog postsetc it shows that link using a View icon. Clicking on VIEW opens up the item on yourWallwisher.
5. Click on HTML Tab on your blog post.6. Paste the embed code for your Wallwisher into your post where you want it to appear thenimmediately click Publish • Don’t click back to Visual Tab before hitting Publish as it can break the embed code. Immediately close your post once you’ve published. • Change back to Visual Editing mode when you write your next post by clicking on the Visual tab.Presto! Your Wallwisher is embedded in your blog post and others can view and/or add to it!