Teacher Review for Padlet

Digital Post-Its – create, share, curate

Shawn S.
Classroom teacher
Strayer Middle School
Quakertown, United States
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My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
Padlet is a highly engaging tool that can be used on any device, with its only limitation being the teacher’s imagination. Ease of use makes it adaptable to any grade level; from click and drag to uploading files, Padlet is for any age. I’ve used Padlet to present information on learning tools to educators at education summits and have used it in my classroom in a variety of ways. Students can use Padlet to curate information on a certain topic of interest, share their favorite books, movies, or videos with written explanations, create vocabulary word walls with images and videos, respond to teacher or peer prompts, act as a digital study-guide, serve as a pre-assessment about what students know, or even act as a quick check about material they just learned. Padlet is highly engaging because of its creativity aspect – as a learner, student, or teacher. Also, the support team is fantastic, if you have more ideas to make this tool better, Padlet will listen and make those changes a reality!
My Take
Padlet, formerly known as "Wallwisher", gives you a blank “wall” and it’s yours to create what you want. Imagine a posterboard with those sticky post it notes all over it – that’s Padlet, but only much more interactive, engaging, and creative. Padlet gives you the ability to post videos, pictures, text, and documents on a blank wall of your design. Padlet can remain private with you, the teacher, moderating all posts or it can be a collaborative tool with instant posts. This interactive tool can be used as a teaching tool, word wall for vocabulary, noticeboard, daily planner, discussions, ticket out, note-taking, brainstorming, quizzes, planning events, lists, to watch videos, collect instant feedback and to curate materials. Your pads can also be embedded or shared.