Monday, March 6, 2017

Padlet by Marjorie Bazluki

Padlet (formerly known as WallWisher) is a free web application that can be used to create an online bulletin board to display information for any topic.  This versatile tool can be used to collaborate, in collecting ideas, brainstorming, and more live! Although registering is not required, if you choose to register, you can create a bulletin board on any topic, edit the title and description of the “wall.”  After the wall is established, you can add a “post-it” note with open-ended questions, a homework assignment, a meeting board for ideas, or a multitude of different engaging activities. Text, audio, video, and images can be posted to the wall (videos and images automatically display a Zoom picture– a temporary pop-up window for viewing - when clicked). Padlet does not show which work is attributable to which student, you may want to require that students initial their contributions in order to get credit.

At a recent conference, I attended, Padlet was used for brainstorming ideas, general discussions, and sharing resources among the group.  What was great about this digital venue was the ability to collaborate with other colleagues from across the county on one space and to have that space still be available for review and reflection.

The flexibility of this multi-platform capable tool means you could have one class Padlet for the year and share resources and links throughout the year. 

Submitted by Marjorie Bazluki, CATL