Website Wednesday: Dotstorming

lrvgncofby Kristie Burk, DASD Coordinator of Cyber and Blended Learning

Dotstorming is a great online “brainstorming” tool that you can use with your students to generate ideas.  Like Padlet, Dotstorming allows students to post a digital sticky note with text or images.  Dotstorming takes it one step further, however, by also giving students dots that they can use to vote for the ideas they like best.

There are some things that I really like about dotstorming. Teachers can rank the ideas based on how many votes they received. I also like that your participants do not need a login to join the room. Finally, I like that you can limit the number of votes (dots) that you assign.

I used dotstorming during a recent professional development session.  Teachers researched different implementations of blended learning around the country and posted their findings within the dotstorming room.  Then, they used their dots to “vote” for the ideas they wanted to explore further as a group.

Check it out and let us know what you think!


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