Teacher Review for Padlet

Padlet can work for primary grades too!

Darla H.
Classroom teacher
Marzolf Primary School
Pittsburgh, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
I like the padlet app for m first grade class as an exit ticket. I like to use our iPad cart and then while the iPads are already in their hands, have them give me a quick exit ticket. They just need to use the QR scanner to access my already set up padlet board. Then they double tap on the board and type their answer. I can choose to project the board through my iPad right away, not at all, or when everyone has had a chance to respond. This helps me to see how the students are doing with the concept at hand. It also saves the board so I can look at it later. (This is only good if you have them put their names on the posts.) It is another fun exit strategy for first graders.
My Take
It is a nice website that allows you to have each child type their response and then project it on a virtual bulletin board of sorts. As the owner of the board, you can move the posts around and delete them as well. The posts can be viewed as the little squares or you can double click/tap on them and then scroll through them as well. The board has multiple background options and designs. Students can post with their name or just their response. It can stay anonymous to help the students produce their own answers without the pressure of being correct or wrong in front of the class. If you have the students put their name on their post, then you can save the board and go back to review it later. I found it is a nice and way for my first graders to use the iPads as an exit ticket. All they had to do was scan the padlet board with a QR reader and it linked them right to my chosen paddle board. Then they were ready to go. Nice and easy!