Useful Tools for Teachers
Padlet is a versatile, easy to use tool for every teacher’s toolkit. Let’s dive into Padlet and Learn the Basics.
At the bottom of this post, I have a Padlet that is temporarily open for you to post and share your favorite edtech tools.
What you can share on Padlet:
How to Edit Your Padlet
Organize Your Padlet
Security and Control with Padlet
How you can give the students the link to the Padlet:
SANDBOX: The BIG Tip for the First Time You Use Padlet (or any Tool)
How can I use Padlet in the Classroom?
- For younger classes, use it as a portfolio to share with parents. Snap pictures of student work and share them.
- Richard Byrne says you can use it almost as a blog.
- Have a class Padlet and put the links to everything else in it. Set the student web browsers to start with the class Padlet. If you set it to flow, the work is already at the top.
- You can have pictures on the Padlet and have kids sort the pictures to classify them (and use the Interactive White Board (IWB)).
- Have students create their Padlets by topic and paste their link in the class Padlet.
- Use it as a class backchannel and have discussions on it.
- Have students work a problem, and snap a picture of how they worked it.
- Richard Byrne has written blog posts and recorded many tutorials on getting started with Padlet
- Tom Barrett has a fantastic Google Presentation “32 Ways to Use Padlet in the Classroom” that you should review
- Classroom 21 Wikispaces on Padlet
- Matt Miller’s 20 Useful Ways to use Padlet in the Classroom Now
[padlet key=’hetddupyxdrb’ width=’100%’ height=’480′]