How to use Padlet – A guide for Teachers

Padlet gives teachers a virtual cork board where anyone can post short text notes in the same way that you could put post-it notes onto a notice board in your classroom. Unlike a classroom board, the great thing about a Padlet board is that it can be shared between people all over the world! Or your class could use it to collaborate and share ideas outside of the classroom.

Ways to use Padlet

  • Use it as a backchannel tool where students can post comments and feedback on what they are learning.
  • Use is as a brainstorming tool. Create a Padlet wall for the whole class where they can collect and share ideas about a given topic.
  • Students can use it as portfolio where they display their best work.
  • You can use the classroom Padlet wall to post assignments and homework reminders to students.
  • Aggregate links and other multimedia resources relevant for students learning and post them on the classroom wall for everybody to check.
  • Use it as a resource review page where students post reviews of the resources they have used.
  • Students can use Padlet for sharing their reflections on what they have learned and what they need help with.

If you’ve always wanted to get started with it, I’ve produced a quick How to Guide to using Padlet. You can download it here.





Author: Danny Nicholson

Danny is an author, Science teacher, ICT Consultant, PGCE lecturer and computing / interactive whiteboard trainer. He has delivered training courses across the UK, in Europe, and in Canada. Please get in touch with your training requests.

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