Teacher Review For Lino

Digital Bulletin Board with Collaboration Options: best for older students

Lisa S.
Technology Integration Specialist
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
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
My Take
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!