Teacher Review for Padlet

Easy access, engaging, visually appealing

P. S.
Special education instructor
Dartmouth Middle School
San Jose, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I’ve used Padlet to extend our classroom conversation for things like sharing facts, critiquing examples/non examples, posting projects, giving advice/dos and don’ts, and creating class thank you cards.
My Take
The kids really like this. An excitement builds as my students watch it auto populate with their peers’ contributions to the padlet. It seems to entice even some of my more reluctant participators. On the student side of things, I like how intuitive the interface is, even for first time or less experienced users who might struggle with tech tools. I really like that my free account allows me to incorporate images from my own library. On the teacher side, I appreciate how even with the upgrades, the sharing/privacy considerations are easy to navigate. Downside: the new free account limitation of 3 padlets means that unless I pay, I have to delete Padlets forever to continue to use the tool after I have created 3 new padlets. The lowest cost subscription is now $8/month, which is too much in my estimation.