Teacher Review for Padlet

Great Digital Entrance/Exit form

Thea W.
Technology Teacher
Brooklyn Arbor Elementary
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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 Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Although, on this site this product is listed for use with grades 6-12. I contacted the sites creators and they said that I should be able to use it with my upper elementary students. So, I used this product with grades 4 and 5 as an entrance and exit form (pre/post assessment) for our computer coding/programming unit. I encouraged students to add a photo to their post if they had the appropriate permission from parents on file and if they chose. Although it wasn't required, those that posted photos seemed to enjoy this aspect of the product. I have not yet used it as a way for students to work collaboratively to gather information, such as text, media and other resources for a group project, but see it's potential for this use and would like to try it out with students in this capacity.
My Take
I posted several questions about the topic and had students answer them. Students seemed engaged and liked that they could see all of their classmates/ posts. I liked that I was able to export students' responses to a PDF file in order to have an accurate record of what they did in class that day. It was also nice that students were able to post without accounts, although I believe you can make accounts. We had some Internet connectivity issues & therefore many students had to revisit their post to complete it the following week. Not all students were able to edit their original post. I was told by company representatives that if students are not logged in that they should have access to edit a previous post if they access it at a later time from the same device. This, unfortunately, did not work for many students. Overall, I think students enjoyed using this tool and would I would use it again with them to see in what other ways it can be used effectively.