Padlet is a virtual wall for users to engage in discussion and share ideas. Padlet works like a digital corkboard that users can add content to (videos, images, texts) from anywhere in the word on any device.
Padlet is a great tool to quickly and easily gather information from students. Setting up an account and creating your first Padlet wall can be completed in less than five minutes. Even better, the information you can gain from your students is endless. During a book study at Western Boone HS, I sent out two Padlet boards for teachers to answer discussion questions on. The teachers loved seeing all of the other answers coming in live and many of them used Padlet in their classes the following week. I would definitely recommend checking Padlet out to encourage digital communication in your classroom. -ChrisTuckerEdu
"If you choose to create a free account, you can be notified when a new post is added to your wall and make changes to your wall beyond 24 hours (without logging in, you can only modify your wall for 24 hours). I loved that the participants did not have to create accounts and that they could navigate to the website and post their thoughts by adding text, images, links, and files." - excerpt from the Graphite review from Rae Ann S.
"I love Padlet. It's been such a great resource for my Physics class. It's extremely user friendly and can be easily shared while maintaining privacy. It seriously takes less than 5 minutes to create a wall and share it with a class so they can begin adding their ideas." - excerpt from the Graphite review from LaShonda T.
How Can You Use Padlet in Your Classroom?
English - Have students share their thesis statements through Padlet so that everyone can have a wide range of thesis ideas.
Math - Have students explain their steps to solve a math problem. Afterwards, let students critique each other to increase the depth of knowledge in your classroom.
Science - Create a three-columned Padlet for students to use as a KWL chart over genetics to see what the students know, what they want to know, and finally what they learned.
Social Studies - Create a "Who Killed JFK" Padlet board and have student share evidence supporting their claim.
Are You Interested in Earning the Padlet Badge? If so, complete the following steps!
View the Office Mix to learn how to create student discussion with Padlet!
Complete this Padlet Evidence Sheet to earn your badge in Padlet! Once completed, you will be emailed your digital badge with micro-credentials.