WHAT. The website, https://wordwall.net/ is a great find for teachers and therapists. It has the title 'Word Wall' (and I have developed many activities to support word walls, as described in Wonderful Word Walls: Tips, Tools, and Templates), it can be used for so much more!
Another great reason to use this site is that you can get data.
Plus, the customer support is fantastic. They had a feature that allowed you to change fonts. Needless to say, that is HUGE for students who are struggling learners! Then it disappeared. I contacted them and heard back immediately that they are working on restoring that feature!
And the final reason is engagement! Students are so motivated by these activities!
HOW. You can use their templates to make a wide range of materials. Then you can duplicate your activities, saving the features you have included. I find that many of the activities can be quickly created.
Sample: Games for Fun. Colleagues shared this site with me when we were planning fun activities for the ISAAC virtual conference. One of our social events was a 'beer night.' Yes, you heard right – a beer night. My colleague had found some fun facts, and I was able to quickly enter them into game format, complete with timing, and with images from this website. I used the Open the Box template with questions. Voila – a fun game. The game is shown on the right, and I made it public, so you can access it using this link - Beer Drinking Game.
left shows the words for the December Core Words from the first year of core words from PrAACtically December - AAC Resources. It offers another fun way to introduce words. (Many more fun tools and strategies will be included in the upcoming TPT book, AAC Generalization: Rehearse and Practice). Here is a link to the Find This December words. You can change the theme - the one shown is the TV Game Show.
More to Come! Future blog posts will show many additional ways to use the Word Wall website. Enjoy!