Padlet in the Classroom

I was introduced to a bunch of useful teaching tools that use technology. I was immediately drawn to the first one – padlet.com — where you have a wall and can post anything on there. Whoever has the link can post on there, too.

This would work great in any classroom because it would give students all students a chance to contribute to a class discussion. You could easily use it for brainstorming. For an English classroom setting you could brainstorm story ideas in a fun and unique way. For my first wall, I decided to do a “bucket list” style. Anyone could contribute their ideas on what would make a fulfilling life for them. I added a few ideas and I believe I’ll ask some of my friends to contribute their ideas. You can view and contribute to my wall here. Below I’ve posted a screenshot of what my wall looks like!

BucketWallStarting off a unit in English would be easy, too. You could have students brainstorm at the beginning of a new novel about what it was like to live in the 1930s (if you were doing Of Mice and Men). It would also be a neat to do as an ice breaker at the beginning of the school year.

I will definitely use Padlet when I am in my own classroom. Even if students are doing their own independent research project, it would be a fun way to display the information they find on the subject. It’s an awesome program!

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8 thoughts on “Padlet in the Classroom

  1. Hey Helyn,
    I really like the idea of a wall which is open to contribute to- what a great way to build community and share ideas. I added an idea as well- hope you like it! I also really like your classroom suggestion. Thanks for sharing

  2. I liked the idea of using it to brainstorm ideas at the beginning of a unit as well. Do you know if you can work on padlet on an Ipad?

  3. Hey Helyn,

    I was just introduced to padlet in one of my classes today! I thought it was great as well and a really cool tool. I would definitely use it in my classroom. Thanks for sharing!

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