lino – Online Stickies

Age Scale: 6-adult

Device: iPod, iPhone, or iPad

Quick Line:  Sticky Fun!

What Educators Need to Know:

My students know that I am OBSESSED with sticky notes.  Since we aren’t allowed to write in our SS textbook, I have the students use them to mark text with questions, points, and questions.  I also use them to assure that I get a response from all students when we have classroom discussions.  Well, the same can be applied with the lino app by the Infoteria Corporation.  Users create canvases on which other users can post.  My first official canvas was simply entitled, “Sixth Grade Send-Offs”.  I had students post end-of-the-year messages to each other.  What fun!  It allows you to select the note color, font color, font size,  and add an image or emoticons.  You can even post movies!  I can see this being a great place for theme boards for units on geography and volcanoes, or it could be a simple way to create a discussion board.  Best of all, it is accessible on the computer!  So students can access it whether or not they have an Apple device.  Pretty slick!  However, unless you require each student to create individual usernames and passwords  and link through email, you must be aware of what your students are posting by logging in frequently.  But my kiddos are great, and the advantages to using this nifty program outweigh the risks.

Price:  FREE

lino - Sticky and Photo Sharing for you - Infoteria Corporation

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