Wiffiti is quickly becoming one of my favorite apps for using cell phones in the classroom. It has a clean interface and the time for text to screen takes only seconds. What this gives teachers is a platform for instant feedback that can also be seen by the entire class. I did a little searching this morning to see how others are using Wiffiti. Actually, I was surprised that more people haven’t written about using the tool in their classrooms. Information was sparse, but here’s a few good ideas that I came across:
1. The Traveling with Technology Blog shows using Wiffiti in a Spanish class to learn the subjunctive by having students write their examples on the Wiffiti board.
2. Liz Kolb, one of the pioneers on using cell phones in the classroom, has a great blog post showing how to use Wiffiti as a brainstorming tool.
4. Mrs. Montgomery at Technically Speaking gives a great idea. She suggests using Wiffiti as a point for collecting answers to a question that students may be doing research on. The cool thing about this is that students can be using either computers or their phones, and if the Wiffiti screen is projected on the wall, all students in the classroom can see what has been posted.
5. The History Tech Blog suggests that teachers could use Wiffiti as a collection point for answers to homework questions. This is interesting because students could text in their answers when they think of them, instead of trying to get to a computer. This one really makes sense to me.
I would appreciate any other suggestions or ideas on how to use Wiffiti as a tool for teaching.