Digital post-it notes with Padlet (formerly Wallwisher)

We all love post-it notes. If you want to try something new for capturing text, why not try using digital post-it notes?

Padlet (, formerly known as Wallwisher) is a tool that lets you setup a ‘board’ on which your participants can stick their virtual post-it notes. You can access the board with a web address (email is an easy way to share). Visitors can then add one or more notes to the board by double-clicking.

Notes on the board can be re-arranged as your session progresses, so you have the same flexibility as real post-it notes. You might decide to re-arrange the post-it notes using an interactive whiteboard (or ask some of your class to do this).

Padlet is free to use and already being used by many teachers.

Mobile friendly web needs mobile friendly mail

I’m easily frustrated by email. With it being Close to Xmas, I find myself buying a number of gifts online each of which results in one or more emails being sent to me during the process. What didn’t work in this particularly occasion was the consistent presentation. I was able to order (from Boots the chemist) using a mobile friendly site. This mobile experience wasn’t quite perfect, but certainly a reasonable and functional. The thing is, it was let down significantly when the confirmation emails (yes – more than one) were all formatted for a large screen. Really – if you are going to make your retail website mobile compatible, don’t forget to make the associated communication mobile friendly also.

Print multiple photos easily

Every week I share one or more practical tips with the staff in our school. These tips I also publish here and hope you find them useful.

A teacher asked me: how can I print lots of pictures without pasting them into another application?​

Try this:

– Open Windows Explorer
– Select the pictures you want to print (use Ctrl-Click and Shift-Click for different selection patterns)
– Using the mouse or touchpad, right-click your selection
– Choose ‘Print’
– Using the Print options, select how many of your pictures you want to see on each page, from as few as 1 to as many as 35
– Press print and you’re done