I have introduced Padlet since the students were in a second grade. I started using Padlet to get them thinking and collaborating with others.
What is Padlet?
Padlet is a virtual and an interactive display board which allows you to share texts, pictures, links and videos safely. Why? Because Padlet allows you to create a URL link which can be customized and hidden based on your preference. The best thing about Padlet is this tool allows to connect, collaborate and share with others. Padlet boards can be exported to PDf, image, CSV, Excel preadsheet. This will help students easily keep their boards in their (physical and digital) portfolio.
I have seen how Padlet used in the class when I joined an IPad conference at International School Amsterdam at the beginning of last year. Teachers use Padlet in the class for different purposes. I guess it also depends on how many devices you have in the class. I set up Padlet as one of the temporary station which students can do it independently.
Here are a few examples on how I have used Padlet in my class.
There are some other Padlet boards in the past which I have deleted as they have been exported and saved in other format. One thing that I notice what Padlet or any other platforms which allow us to share, connect and collaborate is that these tools (in this case a part of ICT) has given a chance and option for many students who may be introvert, shy to share their opinions orally to speak up. ICT does help them to connect and support their inquiry. Just like us adults, kids may not be confident to share and express themselves orally and may choose other way/media to help them express their ideas/thoughts, creativity.
Ways to use Padlet in the classroom.
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