LDT Online: Padlet
Christopher Hernandez earned this badge on Jun 13, 2019
Padlet is a digital pinboard that allows to you create a "wall" where you can easily collaborate with others and share discussions, ideas, documents, videos, and web links, as well as post notices and collect feedback.
Padlet as a tool
Reflect on the various ways that Padlet could be used in the educational, training, or personal learning environments. From your selected perspective, describe two different examples where Padlet could be integrated and used. In both cases, explain why Padlet could positively impact learning.
Use the open text area to submit your reflective response. As a suggestion, you may want to first compose your response in a word processed document, check for all editing that needs to be completed, save your response so that you can access it later, if needed, and then copy and paste your response in the open text area for this challenge.
Padlet is a visual storyboarding tool that has a multitude of applications across both business and education.
Within a business setting, Padlet can be used to share files and resources. Teams have the ability to set up a Padlet and upload documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and much more. This provides teams with a collaborative space for working on their team-wide projects. Another business use is for organization-wide resource sharing. Businesses can easily share articles across their organization without further cluttering up everyone's email. Within this application, any articles or other resources are essentially bookmarked/saved so that an employee can return to the article on a later date.
Within an educational facility, similar to business uses, educators can use Padlet as a space for sharing teaching resources. Padlet can also be used within the classroom to both create educational storyboards and as a place for students to check in on their work. Teachers have the ability to create storyboards for various subject matter, such as a presidents timeline and their accomplishments through said presidency. Lastly, Padlet can provide an online space for students to ask questions about their current assignments and work.
Step-by-step instructions for completing this challenge
- Review these Padlet tutorials
- Go to the Padlet website (www.padlet.com) to get started
- Complete each of the following:
- Sign up for a Padlet account.
- Build a wall of information and media specifically about a topic that you are interested in
- Modify the wall by adding a title, description, new background, etc.
- Modify the wall's padlet.com URL address for your wall to something that is appropriate and reasonable to recall.
- Adapt your privacy setting so that it is public and that you moderate the posts of others who may write on your wall.
- Create a minimum of 5 notes about the topic of your wall and arrange them in some way on your wall.
- Attach a picture to one or more of your notes on the wall.
- Attach a video link to one or more of your notes.
- Share a relevant document by posting it on the wall and labeling it in a way that is relevant to those reading the wall.
- Make the wall into a repository of materials about the relevant topic.
- Arrange the items on the wall so that those viewing it will grasp the inherent organization.
- Upload your wall’s link.
- Create a second wall - in this case the wall will focus on sharing information and having others comment and discuss the info.
- Modify and format the wall so that it looks professional.
- Modify the privacy settings to allow you to moderate the posts of others.
- Post a question, a short document/statement or a link to a video and then ask for comments from others.
- Send out emails requests for people to view your Padlet wall and comment directly on the wall. You must get a minimum of 3 comments posted from others on your wall.
- Upload the link to your Padlet wall.
* This list of tasks was adapted from the work of R. West, D. Randall (2014) and their colleagues at Brigham Young University (iptedtec.org). Permission was granted for the use of this list of tasks.
Criteria for successful completion of this challenge
Deliverables have been uploaded in the appropriate format, with all the required items described (see list in 'deliverables' section below), and are fully accessible by the grader.
Deliverables for this challenge
- 1 link to your Padlet wall #1 focusing on one-way communication of information, including the following items:
- Customized url
- 5 notes
- 1 link to your Padlet wall #2 for the purpose of sharing/brainstorming/project collaboration, including the following items:
- 1 (or more) question/comment
- At least three responses to a question/comment by other users/students/friends