How About Padding Your Students Learning Environment

Padlet is an online bulletin board that educators can use to encourage collaborative learning. For example, an instructor could pose an open ended question and get a discussion going regarding a particular medical or social issue.

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Students also have the opportunity to develop and post their own questions for input from their classmates. This is an excellent web site for group projects or to use as an exit ticket for end of the day assessment of learning.

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Once you have set up your “wall” by registering with the website, you or your students can add a note simply by double clicking on the wall. Padlet is not limited to words only. Audio, images as well as video can be added in the same manner.

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Padlet may seem simple, but the most effective online tools often are simple to use and implement. There is a 150 word limit, but this could work to your advantage by forcing your students to think more about their response before posting it.

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