Padlet

Rating Padlet - 4 out of 5 - Good Rating 4.0

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 12+
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About Padlet

Padlet is an app to create a virtual bulletin boards that you can use to display information for any topic using a simple drag-and-drop system. It is a great tool to collaborate in collecting ideas, brainstorming, and more. 

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What is Padlet?

Padlet provides a free virtual wall where users can post content and comments. Most types of digital content can be added to a Padlet (directly or as a web link) and the options for layout, access and permissions make it useful in a wide range of settings. Padlet fits very nicely with ideas around both as collaboration and formative assessment tool.

Padlet is a free tool which lets you create an online board or ‘wall’ where multiple users can post text, documents, images, videos, music, and weblinks. =It is a great tool for crowdsourcing ideas, either live in the class or remotely; for gathering many types of resources around a topic and for creating a sense of community in a shared online space. Students could use Padlet as an alternative to a group presentation – collecting material on a topic and adding their own comments and/or media objects (videos, sound files, images).

Padlet Examples

An example of a Padlet showing some of the content that can be posted. Click on the image to see it on Padlet.

How Does Padlet Work?

Padlet is like a digital bulletin board. Once your Padlet wall is created, you provide access to students so that they can post comments, images, videos and/or links on the Padlet wall. Among other ideas, Padlet can be used for

  • quick formative assessment of student understanding

  • crowdsourcing of information around a topic

  • Project GLAD Observation Charts

  • Response to a question or comment

Upon logging into Padlet, you will see your Dashboard. The image below identifies the different icons for you. Tap on one of your current Padlet walls to view the contents or Choose “New Padlet” in the upper left-hand corner to get started. You’ll notice the “Open” command at the top right– this is to scan a QR code or type in the URL for someone else’s Padlet wall.

A Few Uses for Padlet:

  • Groups of students can brainstorm ideas and organize thoughts
  • Have a Q&A Padlet for your class to allow students to post questions they may have about the course
  • End of a lesson activity to check for understanding on a topic
  • Students ask questions throughout a class period on the Padlet wall and instructors answer their questions at the end of class, save for the next class, or post an announcement in Canvas

Common Core Connection

Using Padlet can address many of the Common Core State Standards. Of course, this depends on the questions you ask and how you employ Padlet as a tool in the classroom. For example, at the end of a lesson or a class period, a Padlet wall could be created that asks students to discuss their learning from that day. They might be asked to post an image of their understanding, a video they’ve found that illustrates the standard they are working on, or a link to their work from the day. This quick formative assessment can be used to determine student needs for the following day. Additionally, Padlet allows students to communicate and collaborate quickly and easily using these spaces that you provide for them.

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Additional Information

Ratings

Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Price

Free

Category

Topics

Skills

Communication Skills
Creative Development

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Wallwisher, Inc.

Download Padlet

You can download Padlet on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the Padlet app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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