Teacher Review For PrimaryWall

Easy Collaboration and Sharing

Stacie T.
Technology Integrator
Hanover County Public Schools
Ashland, VA
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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, World Languages, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Primary Wall is a great tool to use across the curriculum and grade levels. Students can quickly and easily brainstorm ideas, show what they know, sort ideas all by adding sticky notes in real time. Using Primary Wall for entrance and exit tickets. Use it for group research, collaborative storytelling, and a way to share information students create with parents by sending out the link. Jot down predictions to stories and then use that as a jumping off point for creating a new ending. Assign each student a different part of a story to summarize, then work as a group to sort the summary notes in the correct order. Teachers can create the wall and share it with students in seconds. No major set up process is required.
My Take
This tool is very similar to Padlet, which is one of my favorite tools to use with students. I would use Primary Wall with elementary students, especially K-2. Some pros to Primary Wall include the ability to password protect your walls, changing security settings to read only, changing the backgrounds and fonts, and the ability for anyone to move the notes. There is also profanity detection. Some cons to Primary Wall include not being able to add pictures and anyone can delete a note. I would also like to see the option to turn off moving notes. I like that they can, but sometimes I don't want that to happen. Regardless, this application definitely has a use in the classroom and is something I will recommend to teachers.