At a Glance
- Padlet is an online board which allows users to ‘stick’ post its onto for other people to see.
- The post its can include text, links and images.
- Padlets need to be set up before the activity and require a log in for the person setting it up
- No log in is required for the people using Padlet
- The board can be private or public or shared with specific people
- The board can be embedded into a blog/website or link to from email/Moodle
- The board can be accessed from any device including laptops
- The creator of the board needs to have an account
How to support teaching and learning
Once the Padlet has been set up the link can be sent to the learners via email or Moodle in order to gain their thoughts and/or opinions. For example, within a professional session while looking at a series of sessions about planning, a Padlet was used to canvas what the students would want us to cover within the sessions. Or, when looking at behaviour, what sort of behaviour they had encounter while on placement to share and then engage with.
Response to articles
Either within sessions or as part of SOL tasks, a central question, image, quote or theme can be created and then students asked to post their comments, thoughts, replies around the central idea which can then be engaged with within the session.
Use of images
Within a mathematics session, images were taken by using the application ‘Snapchat’ which allowed for text to be added. These were then uploaded to Padlet in order to share with the cohort. This meant that the students’ ideas could be engaged with within sessions as well as allowing all the students to use other people’s ideas in the future.
Thoughts and Advice
We have also used Padlet to ask the students to provide advice for new students joining the course. The board can then be shared via email and or the Primary Education blog for future applicants.
How do you use Padlet?
Add your own ideas by going to this padlet.
Using your Padlet
Setting up your Padlet