Thursday, January 12, 2017

Padlet - Free Online Collaboration

What is Padlet?
Padlet is an application that allows you to have online collaboration. It's like an electronic bulletin board that can be accessed by many users anywhere you can get online. Here is an example of a Padlet that had multiple contributions.

How much does it cost? 
There are different levels ranging from a free version to $45 for a yearly subscription.

How can it be accessed?
You can access the website in any browser.
It's available in the Apple Store and Google Play for access via app on tablets/phones.
Padlet Mini is also an extension in Google Chrome.

How do I use it?
After logging in (we suggest logging in with your PISD Google account) you create a new Padlet by clicking  + New Padlet.

Click the Gear icon (pictured below, center) to open the Modify panel.

In this panel you can change the title, add a description, change the layout, select a theme, create a custom URL to your Padlet, and more. Just be sure to click Save before exiting the Modify panel.

How do I control the sharing options? 
Click the Share icon (pictured below, left) to open the sharing options. You can have public, private or password protected Padlets. In this area you can also add other contributors who can edit the Padlet options.

What else can I do with it? 
Click the Three Dots icon (pictured below, right) to open a menu with options to view in full screen, print, export, remake, or get help using Padlet.

How do others add their content to a Padlet?
You send the URL of your Padlet to others. They click the URL and launch your Padlet. Then an easy double-click anywhere on the Padlet will open a text box for their entry. How about a little practice? Click this link to view our Padlet and provide a response to the question on top: 

How might I use Padlet?
Check out our Padlet for ideas!

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