Creating a Padlet is often described as building a living, breathing web page. You will see it in use the Curator Module.

Padlet offers a virtual bulletin board for sharing words, web sites, audio, video, and creating connecting between items. Padlets can be set up to allow contributions without logging on or they can be made private.

See 30 Creative Ways to Use Padlet for Teachers and Students (BookWidgets blog) for specific types of activities educators might create there. These ideas include Brainstorming on a Topic, Online Student Portfolios, Mind Mapping, Book Discussions, Icebreakers, Geocaching, and more.

Experiment by using padlet to create an immersive learning activity that you can test out with your students.

This activity is part of the Let’s Experiment section of the Experimenter Module.

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  • Padlet – Brainstorming for a Feature Story on a Community Leader
    by Wesley Butler (@wbutler925)

    I chose Padlet as a platform for students to brainstorm their final assignment in “Feature Writing.” Students write a 1,500-profile on a community leader, and can use the Padlet board I’ve created to answer prompts from the professor. They can identify their community leader, list three of their accomplishments, and discuss, with their peers, how more… »

  • Padlet – Project Management Course
    by Elizabeth Stanley (@Penny123)

    I chose Padlet as a tool to use in my Project Management course.  My students are graduate engineers with expertise in welding and machining.  This tool will allow all of them to see and discuss the responses I have requested.  I will ask my students to form teams of 3 students.  Each team can select more… »

  • Padlet – 21 days of Leadership
    by Julie White (@JulieSLC)

    I am really excited about a new activity that I want to undertake with my Communications for Health Care Professionals post-grad students which is aimed at cultivating greater presence with these students and opening them up to being more mindful. I want to explore a 21 days of leadership activity – where each day we more… »

  • Padlet – Music books
    by Maria Romios (@MariaR)

    This was my favourite activity from the Experimenter module. I found Padlet very easy to understand and navigate. I chose to demonstrate a collection of books related to music. I think this would be very valuable in a course to give students a starting point for research or optional reading material beyond what is required more… »

  • Padlet Virtual Showcase
    by Denise Nielsen (@Denise Nielsen)

    The plan for our new capstone course offered in Winter 2021 was to make it a tri-campus interactive course culminating in a showcase of projects. That in-person showcase was of course impossible, but I wanted students to have an opportunity to share their work. Padlet allowed me to create a space where students could upload more… »

  • Legal Issues – Jenn Harren
    by Jenn Harren (@j_harren)

    I put together resources for my Recruitment and Selection students on the topic of Legal Issues into a Padlet.

  • Padlet – Forum for Human Resources Class
    by Anne Pearson (@agpearson)

    For the third tool I used my Iphone to create a Padlet. I created a padlet to share with the students in my HR course this summer semester to ask what does Human Resources mean to them.  They can post a personal description, quote, meme, visual, GIF etc.  I posted the link and QR code more… »

  • Padlet as Icebreaker in Online Learning
    by Mona Brennan-Coles (@MonaBC)

    This semester, the program I am teaching in has two sections.  I am teaching Project Leadership & Management and Project Procurement to both sections.  In the past, I have used a discussion forum in our Learning Management System so that the students and I can introduce ourselves.   My introduction is available as soon as the more… »

  • Padlet – Theory
    by amy taylor (@amytaylor)

    I used the padlet tool to help create a collaborative board that uses DeBonos critical thinking tool to break down a theory that is taught.  The intention is to do this with every theory. Each student needs to write in a statement that would be made if wearing each coloured hat…we collaborative gather info and more… »

  • Padlet – importance of taking risks
    by Giselle Carter (@gmcarter)

    I used Padlet to ask students to respond to a statement about the importance of risk. We followed up with this by having a conversation as a class about the importance of taking risks for learning in both the context of children’s lives, as well as our own. It was my first time using Padlet, more… »

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    • Padlet Scavenger
      shared by Christopher Rowe (@ChristopherRowe)

      I love the simplicity of Padlet. The choice to introduce any technology to a course needs to have its value weighed against the cost to introduce it in terms of time and money. Padlet has an extremely low cost of entry. It’s free to use and the UI is extremely simple so requires little instruction.

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