Teacher Review for Padlet

A terrific brainstorming tool

Marcia B.
Media specialist/librarian
Bement School
Deerfield, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
My Subjects English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I have been using it as a collaboration tool, a summarizer, and a brainstorming facilitator. It is so quick to set up and easy to share, either via a link or embedded in a wiki or website, that prep time is minimal. Students love it, and no user name or password is required for them to add their ideas.
My Take
Padlet allows you to create an interactive bulletin board and share it with students in just minutes. Students add notes to the board, which has a number of visual theme and color choices. This is a terrific website for group brainstorming, collaboration and mind mapping. The real-time interactivity really ups the engagement level for students. The screen can become crowded with overlapping notes, but the ability to download to a PDF cleans it up nicely.