Friday, January 11, 2013

Wallwisher Got a Makeover


When I started this blog, Wallwisher was the very first post that I wrote about.  A little over 3 years later the first site I ever wrote about has a new look, some improved features, but still a great tool for teachers to use in the classroom.  Immediately, the first difference I noticed were "templates" for ideas on how to use wallwisher.  If users don't want to use the template, then users can build and create their own wall.

You can add your own photo as a small portrait, or use the one provided.  Each wall gets a title and description which is viewable when users visit the site.  There are several more options for wallpapers as well.  Like before you can choose the privacy levels and provide a custom URL.  A new feature is make your wall a custom domain.  Creating an account allows you to save your walls as well.

The actual process of typing onto the wall has changed a little bit as well.  No limit on amount of text anymore and with keyboard shortcuts, users can add rich text formatting as well.  It is easier to upload a file by dragging and dropping or by browsing.  Users can also link to a video, picture, or website.  You can also take a picture with a webcam as well. Sharing features also remain the same with the ability to share on social media, subscribe, embed, and now mobilize the wall using a custom QR Code. 

Still the same services, just better looking.  A positive move to a product many teachers have been utilizing since I first wrote about Wallwisher, Paper for the Web.
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