Taking the KWL chart paper digital
Create a Padlet to use a a demo
- Show students how to access it (Padlet provides many ways including short URLs, QR codes, etc)
- Show students how to add content
Students log in to their own devices and access the demo Padlet
Students add a few simple posts to practice use
For older students they can also practice adding links to websites, pictures, videos, etc
2 Direct Instruction
Once the students have the experienced Padlet choose a lesson to use with with a KWL chart. Some possibilities are:
Live talk with an author/expert/etc via Skype/Hangout/etc
Watching an informational video on YouTube
Create a new Padlet for the live KWL chart
Students begin to populate the new Padlet with the K and W relevant to the person or petopicpe that will be discussed live.
3 Independent Practice
Set up the live lesson with the real-time Skype/Hangout or watching of instructional video.
- At this point the K and W of the Padlet should be filled in.
- The benefit of the Padlet is the K and W can be filled in beyond just classroom time. Especially if you are in a 1:1 setting, students can repeatedly refer back to it to add or edit K and W info before the live session
During the live session students add the L and use the K and W to ask questions.
Students participate in the live lesson using the Padlet as a reference point as well as adding the new things they learn under the L section.
4 Wrap Up
After the live lesson the class can refer back to the Padlet to reflect on the experience, the new information acquired, and how they might proceed in the next phase of the lesson or unit.
The Padlet should be open and accessible beyond the live event (interview or video) so students can use it to reflect and continue to build upon.