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Padlet: an online bulletin board.

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Padlet is ”an online bulletin board used to display information on any topic.” Each individual has the right to decide who views his board, and this could be done by changing the settings as one of the following: open for public contributions, completely private, or moderated, which means you approve all contributions before they show up on the board. Before signing up for an account, one could try it first and see whether it would be of an interest. Once you have created the account, one can create various boards, on which one can add images, links, videos, and more.

This tool can have interesting uses in class, mostly for collecting ideas and brainstorming. Teachers could use it for the purpose of posting assignments or other resources. Moreover, even the students themselves can post and share resources with their classmates. Padlet is a useful tool when teachers have quiet students, who are shy to ask questions in class. One solution is to create a plenary wall, where the teacher asks questions about today’s lesson so that s/he would know who had understood the lesson. Another interesting way of using Padlet, which was listed in the link below, (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UU17Rv45SfVdWyJGaI3rIo1373C_DS5xHLZcsy1NOaw/embed#slide=id.i97) is to create a board for students to list their reviews of the past year and what are their objectives of this year.

References:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UU17Rv45SfVdWyJGaI3rIo1373C_DS5xHLZcsy1NOaw/embed#slide=id.i0

http://www.teachersfirst.com/single.cfm?id=10007

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2 comments on “Padlet: an online bulletin board.

  1. Sarah Buttigieg
    October 29, 2014

    Agreeing with you, I also believe that from such app, those timid and shy students are given the opportunity to express themselves, in a different manner then they are usually confronted to in class. Teachers can also post extra materials that the students might refer to while doing their revision or homework at home, so I believe that it is very effective and students should be encouraged to use it. In this video below, several ways of how Padlet can be used with the students are discussed.

  2. thenarnianx
    October 30, 2014

    I think this can be a good way to place ideas in one central location. Since the students can post resources themselves, they may create an environment where sharing could be central to their assigned tasks.

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