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Padlet is a community-centered internet application “that allows users to easily express their thoughts on a common topic” and read what others have to say. With the Padlet app users can create an online bulletin board to display information on any topic.

Collaborators can simultaneously create and organize posts of any content type, whether it be text, documents, images, videos or links.

Features That Makes Padlet Stand Out

  • Padlet is very easy to use and has an user friendly interface
  • Padlet is web based and does not require any software installation
  • It allows you to easily add notes, text, images, videos, and drawings to your wall
  • You can also add word documents from computer to your Padlet wall
  • Padlet provides a wide variety of layouts to choose from
  • Padlet works across multiple devices including mobile phones
  • Any Padlet wall you create can be embedded into your blog or website.
  • It enhances collaborative work. Multiple people can post to the same wall at the same time.
  • Any Padlet wall can be exported in a variety of formats including, PDF, image, CSV, or Excel.

Using Padlet To Enhance Teamwork In Schools

Padlet is a great platform for bookmarking and sharing digital content. Padlet is also a great tool to use for collaborative group projects, as it eliminates the need to schedule time in advance for the group members to meet face-to-face. Students are able to work freely on their group assignments at their own convenience while still observing every change or contribution made by group members as soon as they are made without scheduling conflicts and the constraints produced from limiting project work to specified times.

The students then give one another’s posts feedback directly on the padlet. The students use the feedback to improve their work and then decide whether or not other posts should be approved or need improvement.

Ways To Use Padlet In The Classroom

  • Use it as a backchannel tool where students can post comments and feedback on what they are learning
  • Use is as a brainstorming tool. Create a Padlet wall for the whole class where they can collect and share ideas about a given topic.
  • Students can use it as portfolio where they display their best work.
  • You can use the classroom Padlet wall to post assignments and homework reminders to students.
  • Engage parents in the learning that is taking place in class by inviting them to visit the classroom Padlet wall
  • Aggregate links and other multimedia resources relevant for students learning and post them on the classroom wall for everybody to check
  • Students can use Padlet for sharing their reflections on what they have learned and what they need help with.

How to Use Padlet

1. Go to Padlet.com.
2. Click “Sign up” and register if you would like to have your own account.
3. Click “Create a Padlet”.
4. Choose the design options of you padlet including your title, description, layout, wallpaper, icon etc. and click “Next” after you have chosen everything to your liking.
5. Select your padlet’s privacy setting and the privileges that other users with access will have on your padlet. Click “Next” once you are finished.
6. Now click “Start posting” and you are ready to begin. Click the “+” button or double click anywhere on the padlet to begin posting. You can also drag and drop files onto the padlet or paste from the clipboard.

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