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.
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.