I was introduced to Padlet by a school teacher. She was using it as an online virtual “noticeboard”, where students and teachers collaborate by
- sharing of thoughts and reflections
- sharing of useful links, pictures and ideas
- posting words of encouragement to each other
This is indeed a brilliant idea to introduce some technology to an adult training class and to reduce paper wastage. It is like writing your note on a post-it pad and pin it up, but it even better because you can still refer to it after you leave the classroom. So, let’s get started!
- “Sign Up” for an account using your Google, Microsoft or Apple account. You could also sign up with an email account.
- Click ” + Make a Padlet” to create a new wall for your sticky notes. Note that for a free account, you can create 3 padlet walls.
3. Figure 1: This is a new padlet wall I have created. Click the “+” button on the bottom right to create a post. When you mouse over it, you will see the comment as shown in the figure.
4. Figure 2: The posts were created for my learners so that they could enter their comments without a padlet account. Their status will be Anonymous as shown in Figure 3. Note: only the creator of the wall can click the 3 dots on the right of each post to edit the post.
5. Figure 3: Click the 3 dots, i.e. “Comment actions”, on the right of each comment and you will be able to edit the comments, i.e. Edit or Delete the comment. Anyone who posts for each other are encouraged to leave their names
5. Figure 4: To share the website with my learners, I click “Share” on theYour content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings top right.
- I could change the privacy to Private/Password/Secret/Public
- I could share my padlet wall using the weblink or QR code.
Click “Remake” for your existing padlet wall and you can create another 3 more. That would be a total of 6 padlet walls for a free account!)
In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.