Sunday, October 27, 2013

Padlet

Oh my goodness! I loved this at the Technology Conference yesterday and I just have to share it with you! I shared some yesterday but I wanted to give you directions, a video on it and how it can be used in your classroom!

Padlet:
Step one: Go to padlet.com and create an account
Just Click on the link below!

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Step two: Click on Build Wall

Step three: Go to setting wheel on the menu on the right. This will allow you to name your wall, write a brief description and change the background. You can also decide to make it private or public.

Step four: Choose layout: You can have the posts/ items go in a straight organized manner (Stream) or you can choose free space. Free form is where  you double click anywhere on the wall and you can add information where you click.

Step five: Enter information- free form- double click anywhere on your wall. Stream- double click on wall. Either layout you choose a box will pop up where you double click. You can then type a name, title or a sentence or question. Then underneath this in the same box you can enter more text. This box also has three icons in it. You can choose to add links, upload a file or take a picture using the webcam.

Step six: Continue adding information- Stream layout: the boxes will be in a straight row. Free form- boxes will be wherever you double click on the wall.

Step seven:You can decide to share or export your wall. This is the box with the arrow located in the right hand menu. You can share your wall on facebook, twitter, google plus, pinterest, instagram.
You can export it as a pdf, excel or csv document. You can also embed it in your blog using the html code provided. You can also email or print your wall.

Now for the many ways you can use this in the classroom!!

Padlet can be used in many different brainstorming activities or discussions where participation can be active rather than passive for all students. Some suggestions for using padlet in the classroom are:

  • K-W-L charts for pre and post assessment
  • use as a formative assessment tool to check for student understanding
  • place a sentence starter on a wall and allow students to complete with their own ideas
  • allow students to ask questions about topics or assignments
  • use a wall for group research projects to share ideas and web addresses
  • showcase student work
  • use to collect feedback or as a ticket out the door
Here are some videos to view on how to use this awesome webtool!









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