How I Use It
For use with a class, I had to prepare the "canvas" by creating an account and taking a few minutes to adjust the settings on my canvas to make it interactive for students. Students are also required to log in to this tool to participate in collaboration, so I don't recommend use with younger students. There are fairly limited options for security: if a teacher wants to allow student collaboration, they either have full access or not...which means no moderation options before stickies get posted. I think it would be a great way to share pictures taken on multiple devices, though. Have students snap pictures using their
I have used Padlet which is a similar tool from the teacher's perspective, but it has a few more options that are important like working on a "pad" without logging in. I was able to make QR codes for public pad on Padlet and users just scanned the QR code and were able to start adding to it. With Lino, I was never able to make this work...if it is possible, I wasn't able to ever find the setting to adjust to make it so. I also am just hesitant to recommend using this without quite a lot of structure since posts are public and immediate. Teachers can delete other's posts, which is important, but I would expect some silliness and possible poor choices when a tool like this is used for the first time. Clear expectations for students will help greatly!