Friday, December 19, 2014

The Twelve Tools of December: Padlet

During the weekdays of December, we're sharing one tool per day as part of our Twelve Tools of December series.  Some of these tools are designed to be used instructionally, some can help you be more productive, and some are just fun.

Today is our last day and we're sharing about Padlet.  

What is it?

Padlet is a website that is an online bulletin board. It is also a Chrome web app and Padlet Mini is an extension in Chrome. Padlet makes it easy for you to collaborate and share your thoughts and ideas without having to create accounts! Your audience just needs to click on the board to add an idea. You can even drag files to the board to go with the comments.  

Why would I use it?  What does it do?

Padlet is a great tool for teachers and students. You can use it as a back channel for classroom discussions, feedback and Q&As, group responses, feedback, etc. All your students or colleagues need to do is click on the Padlet screen to add their note. Check out the Privacy Policy for using Padlet with students under the age of 13.

Where can I learn more?

Check out the review of Padlet on Graphite to see what teachers think of it and how they're using it in their classrooms. Padlet has a Gallery where you can see samples that others are using for inspiration, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions page where you can get your questions answered. You can also find Padlet samples in their Gallery page.
Check out this education sample from the Padlet Gallery:

Created with Padlet

We hope you've enjoyed out Twelve Tools of December posts!  Check back with us in January for our Tuesday Tech Tips!

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