Thursday, February 22, 2018

Spotlight on a Student-Centered Digital Tool - Padlet

If you have used Padlet in the past and weren't too impressed with its functionality, look again. This very simple to use tool has been updated and the changes are highly impressive. Let's discuss.

Padlet is a collaborative digital board in which students are able to quickly add their comments, thoughts, vlogs, blogs, etc. The teacher is the facilitator and the students do the work.  Here are some examples of what your students can do with Padlet (click on the hyperlinks below):

Fact or Fiction  Field Trip Photo Contest  Math PD Reflection  

There are currently nine ways in which students are able to add their work directly onto a Padlet:

  • Text
  • Hyperlinks
  • File Upload
  • Video recorded with webcam/ mobile phone camera (5 min limit)
  • Audio recorded directly on Padlet (15 min limit)
  • Scribble/ free hand drawing on Padlet
  • Pictures taken with webcam/ mobile phone camera
  • Google Search to add images, video, GIF, or link
  • Google Map
In addition, the teacher has the ability to enable up/down voting, star ratings, peer commenting, and grading. 

Now it's time for you to add your ideas to our Padlet wall. Feel free to share what you are doing in your classroom with Padlet.

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