Thursday, November 10, 2016

Padlet {Virtual Bulletin Boards}

Padlet is one of my favorite tools to use for exit tickets and bell ringers. It is basically a virtual bulletin board where your students can post pictures, text, video, or audio recording in response to a prompt that you choose. Try it once in your class and I can almost guarantee that you'll love it!


Above is a Padlet I used during Teacher Inservice to talk about Padlet. As you can see, it's a work in progress. Here are step-by-step (SUPER SIMPLE) directions on how to set up your first Padlet! If you are more of a visual learner, check out my video on how to attack Padlet for the first time!

Directions:

  1. Go to padlet.com and click on Create a Padlet
  2. Choose a Title and a Description.
  3. Then choose one of the three prearranged layouts, and a wallpaper (to be the background of your wall). You may also pick an icon to show what your padlet is about. Then click NEXT.
  4. You will now choose your privacy. You will need to choose secret (which means it can only be accessed by those who have the link. Click NEXT.
  5. Now set up your board so what everyone who visits will see what you have on there. If you want them to contribute a certain picture or text, make sure you make them aware of that! Make it look appealing so that those who visit will want to leave information for you!
  6. Lastly, copy your link (you can customize it if you want) and share it with the class so that your students can all contribute to your board. 
If you want a handout to have your students create their own Padlet, you can check mine out here!

Have fun exploring,
Mrs. Tech

Try it out & let me know what you think,
Mrs. Tech

*If you are more of a visual learner, check out my "how to" video on using Padlet, as well as some way to use it in the classroom.

**If you want to have your students try out Padlet, download this tool that walks you through the set up and where to find all of the tools that you need.


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