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Padlet

  • 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

Teacher 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.

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Description

Padlet is a digital canvas to create beautiful projects that are easy to share and collaborate on.

It works like a piece of paper. We give you an empty page - a padlet - and you can put whatever you like on it. Drag in a video, record an interview, snap a selfie, write your own text posts or upload some documents, and voilà! A padlet is born. Make it even more beautiful by choosing custom wallpapers and themes.

Padlet is different from other blogging tools and inspiration boards because it’s flexible. Create a grocery list, a Venn diagram, a discussion board, a group greeting card, a portfolio, or a business plan, all in one app. Used by teachers, students, professionals, and individuals of all ages, all around the world, padlets can be selectively shared and edited among multiple contributors.

Padlet for iPhone takes the Padlet you know and love, and makes it portable. With views tailored for smaller devices and easy-to-use editor buttons, you can change how your padlet looks with a quick tap. Personalize it with selfies. Use our new menu to invite others to view and edit your padlets. Share across social platforms.

ClassKit integration makes it easier for teachers to share and track their students when working on padlets. Teachers can create handouts that include a padlet and then share the assignment to their respective classes. The students are then able to open the padlet from the SchoolWork app and start work on their assignment right away. Teachers will be able to see who has opened the assignment, how long they have worked on the assignment, and whether or not they have completed their work.

Millions of people are already using Padlet for:

Portfolios
Opinion forums
Lesson plans
Bios
Real estate listings
Timelines
Blogs
Q+A
To-Do list
Inspiration board
Writing prompts
Collecting feedback
Collaborative note-taking
Photo collages
Solo or group presentations
Group greeting cards
RSVPs
Pen Pal messages
Professional Development

UPGRADE TO PRO WITHIN THE APP

You can upgrade to Padlet Pro for $99.99 a year or $12.99 a month. With Pro you get:

- unlimited padlets
- 10x bigger uploads
- custom domains for your padlets
- folders
- priority support

Note: payment will be charged to your iTunes account once you confirm the upgrade. Padlet Pro automatically renews unless it is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period.

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