If you haven’t used Padlet yet where have you been and what the heck have you been doing!?
Padlet is an interactive wall that all can have access to and add to. Pupils are able to add either a quick little note, or a wide variety of files from images, links and videos. And the best thing about it is that it all happens live. Pupils can see their friends adding the work and take inspiration from them. As a teacher I get to see who adds what, and how long it took them to do it. You also have overall control of the Padlet when logged in, and you can quickly trash any that don’t meet your standards. This could be down to the fact that it is inappropriate, or even just not a good enough sentence! In my lessons we tend to use this as either a quick starter activity or a nice little plenary to show what they have learnt in the lesson. Brilliant way to track and store the progress made by the children.
For those of use with a need to maintain the aesthetics there is a wide variety of backgrounds to choose from, and all the work placed by the children is easy to move around and organise. And for the extra nerdy teacher there are loads of options for sharing/exporting/embedding the Padlet to go wherever you want.
Pupils need to be given a URL link to the wall as I tend to keep them hidden from public view.If you have any issues with privacy or accessibility there a whole host of options to open up or lock down the site when needed. The URL can be changed and edited to something personal if it is available, or just kept as random letters.
Below is a quick Padlet I produced to show you all how it works. Please feel free to add to my wall, to get started all you need to do is double click somewhere on the wall. I can not tell you how useful this is in the classroom and how much the kids get out of seeing their work live. Remember, please like/share/comment!