Teacher Review for Padlet

create quick group brainstorming walls and limited word collaboration spaces.

Leigh M.
Technology coordinator
San Diego County Office Of Education
San Diego, United States
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My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this to brainstorm in a group, to perform a gallery walk (I post the link under work they are evaluating). I reuse boards (once one is created, and we are done with it, I take a picture and then delete posts so it can be reused). I also use it to jigsaw reading and research.
My Take
Padlet is easy to use on any device. It is easy to set-up. Sometimes it is inconsistent on a tablet device, but refreshing the screen seems to fix it every time. It does not require a login just a link for students to access it, so it is great to use with younger students who don't have email addresses. The teacher should be logged in while students are adding to a site to monitor and delete items if necessary. If there are many users, it is important to teach them how to move their notes arounds so they don't all end up in the same place on top of each other. This can be a challenge with a lot of people using a pad at a time.