What is Padlet?
Padlet is a powerful collaboration tool used by many educators across Ontario. Padlet is something people can use to make and share content with others. Somewhere between a doc and a full-fledged website builder, Padlet empowers everyone to make the content they want, whether it’s a quick bulletin board, a blog, or a portfolio, existing as a large virtual workspace. Padlets can be set up for visitors to add content without requiring a login account.
Padlet content can be created via a web browser, browser extensions, plus apps for iOS, Android, and Kindle devices.
Why Should I Use Padlet?
- Easy and Intuitive – you won’t find an simpler way to publish original content on the internet, period.
- Inclusive – we welcome people of all ages, skill levels, and abilities to use Padlet.
- Collaborative – Invite others to work with you on shared projects, assignments, and activities.
- Flexible – Add any file type you wish, organize however you want, and make it as public or as private as your heart desires.
- Portable – iOS, Android, and Kindle apps available.
- Beautiful – Hit the design sweet spot with just enough options that you can add your personal touch, but won’t be overwhelmed by customization menus.
- Private and secure – Make your padlets viewable only to a select group of people. We transfer data via SSL, go through regular security and vulnerability testing, and encrypt all pages.
- Supportive – This account (Support) doesn’t just tell you how to use our software, it shows you. And if you prefer to interact with people, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Reactive – You can enable reactions like voting, liking, starring, and grading for posts which provides another layer of interaction and promotes the giving and receiving of feedback.
Where can I find more about using Padlet to collect/provide Feedback?
- Dr Kelly Shoecraft. (2020). Using Padlet for increased communication. Explore Learning and Teaching. https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/exlnt/entry/9829/view
- Using Padlet Across the Curriculum. (2018). Cyndi Kuhn: Think Different. https://www.cyndikuhn.info/using-padlet-across-the-curriculum.html
- How to set up a “Padlet” for your class feedback. (2015). Tes.com. https://www.tes.com/en-ca/teaching-resource/how-to-set-up-a-padlet-for-your-class-feedback-6386852
Demo of Padlet
I use Padlet all the time in my teaching and course design. It is an amazing application that makes collaborating fun and engaging for your students/learners and for you! The best part is that you can start using it right away with no training required. Check out these videos for demonstrations of educators using Padlet.
- (2020). Using Padlet for increased communication [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6mMH02xlaM
- (2019). Teachers Talk… Padlet [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpp9XpxOTiw&t=24s
- Byrne, R. (2017). How to use Padlet reactions [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ts5l3z1qz8
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Attribution Statement: This resource was adapted from Padlet | Ontario Extend Toolkit. (2022). Ecampusontario.ca. https://toolkit.ecampusontario.ca/tool/padlet/ which is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0