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Content Neutral service for pooling class thoughts

Rather simplistic layout that could benefit from increased formatting options or interactive tools. As a whole the program does what it promises to do, pooling student thoughts together to create a "jamboard" able to be observed and instructed on by the whole class.
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Great product for student engagement.

The students were super excited to share their experiences, views and read peer responses.
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Good product. My customer service experience was not good at all.

Good teaching tool. It took over a year and a half to stop them from charging my bank card. I tried on three separate occasions to cancel the service, but they kept charging me in spite of my requests.
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Easy access, engaging, visually appealing

The kids really like this. An excitement builds as my students watch it auto populate with their peers’ contributions to the padlet. It seems to entice even some of my more reluctant participators. On the student side of things, I like how intuitive the interface is, even for first time or less experienced users who might struggle with tech tools. I really like that my free account allows me to incorporate images from my own library. On the teacher side, I appreciate how even with the upgrades, the sharing/privacy considerations are easy to navigate. Downside: the new free account limitation of 3 padlets means that unless I pay, I have to delete Padlets forever to continue to use the tool after I have created 3 new padlets. The lowest cost subscription is now $8/month, which is too much in my estimation.
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A fun way to collaborate, organize and build

This website has been used in a variety of ways- simply as a modification to in person introduction to post a picture and say hello, I like hiking! It can also be used to organize in the form of a substitution or modification by creating a question line. With the question line up, the teacher can simply start the Padlet with the Subject at the top, let's say, "Lecture on 09/02/2020." From there, the teacher can create Padlet boxes and have the subject of each Padlet box be "Question #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc." so that students can line up their questions anonymously or with an attached name and ask questions in order. If the teacher felt like they needed to do a small group or bring the group back from independent study, he or she could ask the group to rejoin. I know that if we think about the most that Padlet can do, it can register in the higher levels of the SAMR and become a redefinition of what the assignment could have been. The way that you can create content in Padlet, you could add a subject, add an image, add a hyperlink that sends you to information about that item, have the students link to a QR to a survey from you Padlet, ask the kids to come back to the Padlet or create their own Padlet that spins off of yours and expands a topic where the students are becoming experts. Padlet as a platform focuses on collaboration, building communication and most of the time critical thinking and creativity while offering the opportunity for students to digest content that has been curated for their specific project. If students wanted to create a Padlet that would help them show their mastery of a content area to their class, the world at large or just the teacher, this website platform would enable success there. I think it's a great tool and I would continue to use it for future projects. I'm glad I've been dipping my toes in the Padlet pool.
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Visually appealing display of brief discussions, brainstorming, and even final products.

Padlet in itself serves its purpose well, and can be an effective and visually engaging tool for student discussion and content submission. The free response nature requires that students have a good understanding of the quality and purpose behind the posts they are about to make, which can help create a very interactive technology experience.
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Great tool for reading fluency and expression

I really like using Padlet in different situations. This tool allows students to reflect on their own work and collaborate with other students. The limitation that I found is that you can't create that many Padlets with the free account. Several teachers said they can only create 3 Padlets, other teachers said they can create up to 8. If you reach your limit you must permanently delete a Padlet (includes the work done by all of your students for that one Padlet) to make space for a new Padlet.
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best for small students to collaborate and share their work.

small kids love to see their work display on screen and it's real time so they get excited to post the work so all can see their name and work.
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Versatile tool for a tech driven class!

Padlet is an extremely versatile tool that saves a lot of time for teachers in terms of sharing resources and activity links required for class and is a great substitute for Hyperdocs. It is also great for students for sharing their portfolios and projects. The interface is very user-friendly and is highly customizable with multiple options available in terms of format, exporting, sharing and privacy control. The only limitation of this tool is that you can only create 8 Padlets using the free account. It is not expensive for the versatility it offers and if your school can support you on it, nothing like it! One workaround is using multiple accounts using different email ids to get more Padlets Highly recommend this tool in a BYOD set up!
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Easy to use. Students can become the teachers.

Padlet is an extremely easy tool to use. The students also figured it out right away. It is good for student-driven learning as well as for practice of skill. Slower learners or ELLs can benefit by seeing models of what their peers posted before posting their own. Advanced learners can take their posts beyond.
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