- conveying messages effectively
- multiple forms of expression
- social media
Key Standards Supported
Speaking & Listening
|SL.9-10: Comprehension and Collaboration|
|SL.9-10.1||Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.|
|SL.9-10.1b||Work with peers to set rules for collegial discussions and decision-making (e.g., informal consensus, taking votes on key issues, presentation of alternate views), clear goals and deadlines, and individual roles as needed.|
|SL.9-10.1c||Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.|
|SL.9-10.1d||Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.|
|SL.9-10.2||Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.|
|Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.9-10.4||Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.|
|SL.9-10.5||Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.|
|SL.11-12: Comprehension and Collaboration|
|SL.11-12.1||Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.|
|SL.11-12.1b||Work with peers to promote civil, democratic discussions and decision-making, set clear goals and deadlines, and establish individual roles as needed.|
|SL.11-12.1c||Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions; and promote divergent and creative perspectives.|
|SL.11-12.1d||Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; resolve contradictions when possible; and determine what additional information or research is required to deepen the investigation or complete the task.|
|SL.11-12.2||Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.|
|Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.11-12.4||Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.|
|SL.11-12.5||Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.|
|W.11-12: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.11-12.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.|
|WHST.9-10: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|WHST.9-10.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.|
Users can get an unlimited amount of murals and SSL encryption for free. A $10 monthly Pro subscription lets users manage their murals in rooms, export them as images, and send password-protected links. For $10 per user per month, every team member will receive additional organizational abilities and other options. Users can also complete several example steps for a free 14-day trial.
The organization subscription lets teachers group murals by project phase, department, or team. Murals can be stored in separate rooms. The configuration is similar to a folder-based structure; and members can create an unlimited amount of murals in each room.
ProsKids can work together on projects in an effective, visual way, in class or remotely.
ConsUsers need a paid subscription to collaborate in real-time, password-protect links, and access other features; some text contains typos.
Bottom LineMural.ly can encourage individual team members to contribute to a project; teachers may find the Pro version's options are worth the extra cost.
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Mural.ly is fun and easy to use. Kids can customize note color, font, and other elements, giving them some creative control. Shy students, kids working remotely, and other team members can easily communicate with each other and share ideas.
Unfortunately, kids won't find many educational extras; adults will need to reinforce learning by emphasizing things like teamwork. Still, kids get a valuable chance to practice communication and collaboration skills.
Kids get frequent prompts and help using the tool; users also can view sample boards to see how the site works. A blog offers site information and tips.
Mural.ly is a website where kids can save text, video, and images to a virtual corkboard to share or catalog them for future use. It functions as a social bookmarking aid and brainstorming tool, by making idea sharing and presentation a simple, visual process. Text elements function like notes and can be moved and revised by one or more users. You can make murals private by inviting certain users and assigning editing rights. To start a discussion, kids just need to type an @ symbol before another user's name. The user will get a notification email about the mention. Kids can also see a log of all changes and additions.Read More Read Less
Mural.ly's structure can be used to facilitate classroom group projects. With the site's Pro version, teachers can create rooms, which essentially function like folders, to house murals. They can invite students to a room and give kids access to all murals in it to collaborate on projects. Two or more users can access boards and collaborate in real time, and teachers can monitor content and manage access to rooms to keep them a secure space.
Kids who tend to think in a very linear way may find the design frustrating; similarly, boards with many users can get crowded, fast. However, the site provides a generally effective method for sharing ideas. Designed to accommodate multiple users, Mural.ly can give each student a chance to contribute and build off of other students' posts.Read More Read Less
With a paid organization account, schools and teachers can set up individual rooms that contain virtual corkboard-type murals. The rooms can be shared in a secure way, and teachers can manage user access. The school or teacher who originated the account owns the content, so if the students who worked on a particular virtual board delete their account, the board information won't disappear.
Boards can grow as items are added, providing students ample space for creativity. They can also communicate with other board users they're working with through the site, which lets them build off of and respond to each others' ideas; teachers can encourage students to use the site when working together on group projects. Mural.ly allows them to pool mental resources and share ideas, even when working remotely.Read More Read Less
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