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Padlet

Overview
Padlet is a virtual bulletin board that allows students to post content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) on a "wall".  Padlets are versatile and can be used by both teachers and students. Teachers can create a Padlet and allow all students to post on a single wall, students can create a group Padlet, or a student can create an individual Padlet. Since Padlets are web-based, they can easily be shared with a URL, making feedback and grading an easy process.

Tutorials

Making it Happen in Your Classroom
Teacher Preparation
A Padlet wall can be created on the fly or in advance.
  1. Go to Padlet.com and create an account (although you don't need one to build a wall).
  2. Once you are in, you can hit the "+" icon on the right panel to create a wall.
  3. Click on the Modify wall link to add a title, description (or prompt), and set privacy standards. You always go back and make these changes later, by click on the gear icon.
    1. Title and Description: Properly name it and provide instructions or a prompt for your students.
    2. Layout: Determine if you want it to be freeform or in a linear stream
    3. Privacy: You can password protect your wall, make it public, or keep it private
    4. Address: You can customize the URL of the Padlet
  4. Once it is all set up, you can take that URL and link it to your website.
Lesson Implementation

Teacher Created
  1. Have students open up the URL from your website. If you have a password, provide it to students
  2. Show students how to add a post (or just describe it)
  3. Let them go
  4. Review
Student Created
  1. Show students how to create an individual or group Padlet
  2. Show students how to add posts
  3. Let them go
  4. Collect Padlet links on a Google Form for review




Activities and Examples

Using Padlet as a Collaboration Tool
Ways to use Padlet to connect students to other grade levels, schools and communities - View this Padlet
https://padlet.com/kaylittle/padlet_collaborate


Student Created - Individual Padlet: Character Analysis


Student Created - Group Padlet: Background Knowledge Research