What is it used for?
- Padlet is a virtual wall that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content anywhere on the page, with anyone, from any device.
- In other words you can use it as:
- a personal blog
- use for student blogs
- for collaborative projects
- a database where you can store info/links that your students can access outside of the classroom.
- You can create as many of these walls as you like and it allows you to quickly switch between your walls that you have.
- You can share your page and export posts in many different ways.
- Double click anywhere on the page for a box to comes up and write something to see results. The way you see these posts can go from free (you can put all posts anywhere you want on the page), grid (they are placed side by side) and stream (placed underneath each other)
- There are different levels of security. One very important feature is that you can add students so that they can write posts edit and delete them.
- With signing up, creating the page, choosing a profile picture, a background and writing my title and description – it took me less than 5 minutes.
- Completely free with lots of choice. There is a teacher version called backpack but it costs $5 a month per teacher for services like extra security on what they can post, bigger file uploads and parent accounts but I think the free version offers enough already.
- Actually really fun to work with.