February 1st – Padlet

Ah, a new month!  Another chance to catch up and continue this crazy blog a day idea…

One of my favorite go-to tools for the classroom is Padlet.  Think of an online bulletin board which students all have post-its to express their ideas – but because it’s digital they can attach websites, photos, videos and write as much as they want – but you can actually read it (handwriting these days, am I right?)

February 1st – Padlet

Padlet is a free (they have a pay version, but it is free!) website which you can give posting permissions to anyone and students can instantly share ideas.  I use this to get a feel for the room on topics and to easily create groups.

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Padlet Homepage taken on Jan 31st

Some ways I’ve used and seen Padlet used:

  • Introductions
  • Agree/Disagree
  • Grouping based on self assessed skills
  • KWL Chart (Know / Want to Know / Learned)
  • Labeling parts of a country (use a country outline as the background/wallpaper)
  • Shared document with a class states away (3rd Grade students could access without email addresses)
  • Padlets within Padlets for a “choose your own adventure”
  • Giving props to classmates work
  • Reviewing websites once they’ve explored (using evidence in their writing)
  • And dozens more!

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