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#7778905 May 05, 2013 at 04:45 AM
36 Posts
I've had students use wikispaces to write collaborative papers. It's been successful, but I think primary pad might work for the brainstorming and organization of the writing. I could also see it being used for icebreakers.
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#7802656 May 09, 2013 at 10:09 PM
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I've used Primary Pad in the past for a couple of assignments. I had students work in small groups together to answer literature-based questions. I had another class use it to collaboratively fill in a character chart. I like that I can quickly scan to see who has contributed what to the discussion.

I still prefer Google Docs for most instances, but Primary Pad is fine when you need something quick and easy.
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#7810809 May 11, 2013 at 02:26 PM
20 Posts
I teacher Junior High, social studies, broadcast, and several clubs. This is a good tool for student collaboration. I wish it worked on smart phone browsers.
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#7817084 May 12, 2013 at 10:52 PM
10 Posts
I don't think I would use this in my classroom.
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#7836874 May 16, 2013 at 02:35 PM
8 Posts
Ideas for teacher training:
Primary Pad can be used
  • to share ideas on how to use certain tools in the classroom
  • to comment on a text (training for correcting texts and giving feedback)
  • brainstorm ideas and collect materials for certain topics
It's no use crying over spilt milk.
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#7853497 May 20, 2013 at 08:49 AM
25 Posts
This would work pretty well for my computer science class. We are always writing up some code on one computer that we need to get on another. We usually copy and paste it into email. It would let us have basically a shared clipboard.
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#7925630 Jun 03, 2013 at 09:44 AM
49 Posts
I'm in a school that is a google apps school and getting everybody on board with that is a struggle enough, Wouldn't wan to confuse them with something new : )

But yes, ice breakers idea collection etc would be a very good use. I really like the roll back history you can see when you play it.
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#7967050 Jun 11, 2013 at 07:16 AM
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I would have my students use this as a group planning tool when they are first beginning a new project. I could also use it as a whole class tool when discussing a topic with students.
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#8107080 Jul 08, 2013 at 10:20 PM
110 Posts
I would use this for a number of activities with my literacy groups such as brainstorming emotive words for persuasive writing; creating a never-ending story with each student adding a paragraph using lots of descriptive language to maintain the focus of the reader on the thread of the main story. Students could also collaborate withng a group on a debate topic with the Yes side being given a different document from the No side and then the live debate playing out in class.
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#8164046 Jul 20, 2013 at 02:50 AM
28 Posts
I could use padlet to post open ended questions that introduce a new unit of study. This might in turn generate a discussion outside the classroom. This would be an easy way to flip the classroom.
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#8433689 Sep 12, 2013 at 02:09 PM
4 Posts
I would use this to start a whole class creative story. Instead of passing the paper around the room, students could be adding to the story in real time. I would also use it as a form of a backchannel during lectures and whole class discussions.
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#8831284 Dec 11, 2013 at 06:28 PM
69 Posts
I am going to use this with our 5th graders when they come to visit the middle school campus. No account creation means that I don't have to sign them up or in to anything and we can get right to an activity.

It also looks like a great idea for a back channel chat since you can save it later.
"So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be." - Alfred Lord Tennyson
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