Padlet: Fast, easy, collaborative writing and sharing

I’ve recently started using Padlet, a website that provides an instant online wall on which users can post pieces of text just by double-clicking anywhere on the wall and then typing. It’s definitely a low-threshold application–an instructor doesn’t need to spend more than five minutes learning how to use it, unless they want to learn all its features.

Padlet could also be a useful tool for students doing group projects, in or out of class.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Go to http://www.padlet.com
  2. Sign up for a free account
  3. Click on Build a Wall
  4. Optional: Click on the Gear icon to give your Padlet wall a name and description, set privacy settings, and choose a different URL and background image or wallpaper
  5. Share the URL of your Padlet wall with students or collaborators
  6. Visitors just double-click to put their contributions on the wall. They can add links, files, and images to posts as well.

The image feature means that Padlet can be used like a mini-portfolio–Padlet has a gallery with beautiful examples of what you can do with this tool.

Richard Byrne created a nice video for the Free Technology for Teachers blog:  

I’ve found Padlet easy and fun to use.

Advertisements

~ by Tracy on 2013/11/28.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: