Educational Tools - Linoit

Linoit is a digital sticky note website where users can post memos, create list, share photos and more. Users can collaborate with others in real time and immediately read their submitted post. In this post, I will provide four ways to use Linoit to enhance classroom instruction.

Back channel

Linoit is a great resource to use as a back channel/digital parking lot for students or participants of a professional development workshop. For example, teachers may use a canvas page for students to post understandings, questions, thoughts, etc. during direct instruction. This allows the instructor to continue with instruction and during a stopping point address any stickies posted either through class discourse and/or projecting the linoit canvas. Additionally, in meetings or workshops, this is a great resource to use as a digital parking lot for questions or comments.

Collaborative space

Linoit is also a great place to collaborate and share responses. During a professional development workshop, I wanted to provide an opportunity for participants to individually post responses about the instructional implications of STEM and project-based learning. The image provides an example of their responses.

As you can see participants have the capability of reading other’s responses as well. Participants were asked to read the responses of their peers and choose one that resonated with them to discuss whole group.

Digital lesson

Linoit can also be utilized to create a digital lesson. Teachers can use the canvas and provide instructions, instructional resources, like videos and files, and post task or assessments for students to interact with digitally. An entire daily agenda along with accompanying resources can be posted for students to access and use to facilitate learning. Additionally, students can respond, ask questions, and post their thoughts digitally for review and discussion.

Lesson planning

Remember the giant calendar and memo pad we’ve all seen on teacher desk. Well say goodbye to the unnecessary mess and replace it with Linoit. From calendars, to memo pads, to files, a teacher can do it all digitally. No need to worry about forgetting what was written on your sticky note on your desk or the date of an event you wrote on your desk calendar. Since Linoit is a web-based tool, those things can be accessed anywhere. In addition, it can be used as a digital lesson planning template where teachers can pull resources into this digital canvas space to curate for instruction.

Try Linoit out. Its free and easy to sign up. A link to the site is provided below.