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Talkwall | Samtavla

Talkwall is a simple, web-based tool for sharing information and developing knowledge in the classroom.

It's free and runs from web browser on a smart phone, tablet, or computer, so it’s always easy to get started.

Talkwall lets students respond to a question or challenge using short, microblog-style messages. Teachers decide which messages appear on a projector or shared screen, and can view contributions by name or hashtag theme.

Messages on Talkwall can be shown anonymously or include a student’s name, but no user account is required. Students join a Talkwall from any device with a web browser using just their name and a PIN from their teacher, and teachers create a new Talkwall using their Google or Facebook credentials.

It is secure, local, and developed in collaboration with teachers specifically for the classroom.

Talkwall has been positively evaluated in classrooms and presented at international education conferences including the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) and the American Educational Research Association (AREA). Ongoing research is investigating how Talkwall contributes to the development of  students’ 21st-century skills and supports whole-class dialogues.  

We are always looking for new teachers to use, evaluate, and shape the next iteration of Talkwall. Contact Ingvill Rasmussen for details. 

Tags: trajectories of participation, knowledge construction, individual work, classroom discussions, microblogs, technology support
Published Mar. 25, 2015 8:53 AM - Last modified Jan. 5, 2022 2:44 PM