I try it out in multiple subjects and really see how all of my students respond, especially my ESE, gifted, and ESOL students.
Well... I am excited to talk about Padlet. You may have heard of it. I think it is so versatile and can be used for a variety of things all across the subjects.
I am constantly in search of something new and exciting to bring to the classroom environment that is collaborative and creative. I really value the idea that technology, and it’s integration into the classroom, must be purposeful. It is interactive and engaging.
Check out My Padlet that I created for literacy centers. You can add links, files, and pictures along with text.
Step One: The teacher logs into Padlet and clicks on "Build a Wall"
Step Two: Double click anywhere on the "Wall" to reveal a text-box. Type into it what you want the students to see or do. This is where you can add links, files, and pictures along with text.
Step Three: I post the link for the students to follow in order to get to the interactive board. Usually I post this on Edmodo so they just click on it.
Step Four: Students double click anywhere on the "wall", type their name, and then their response or follow the activity.
Here are some examples of how I have used Padlet in my classroom:
|This is with the plain wallpaper. |
This was a quick-check to classify animals according to their habitat.
|This was created as an "after" reading strategy. |
I asked what questions they had about a story and they posted for everyone to see.
This inspired a research and inquiry project to research and answer the questions.
|This is with a wallpaper background. Makes it so much more exciting!! |
This example was done with vocabulary words found in the text that they didn't know.
|I quickly posted a topic to quickly check their learning throughout a lesson. It takes 2 seconds and you can instantly see who has mastered the skills!!|