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PADLET (formerly known as Wallwisher)
Padlet is the equivalent of having a corkboard and plastering "Post-It" sticky notes everywhere; except, on Padlet you can embed videos in your sticky notes!
Free Tech 4 Teachers: Interesting Ways to Use Wallwisher in the Classroom
Here is the link to the Wallwisher demo:
video created by Edu Teacher TV that walks you through the process of creating your own Padlet by explaining the location and purpose of all its features.
FREE & EXTREMELY USER FRIENDLY! This site has to rank as one of the simplest Web 2.0 Tools out there. You can build a "wall" immediately and don't need an account to create it or post a sticky note on it. This is a tool that can span from kindergarten to high school. It can be simple or thought provoking; public or private. Information, opinions, ideas, brainstorms, and lists are organized in simple, colorful, 160 character limits. (A real "Post-It" sticky note has its space limits too!)
Connect with G-mail
Make walls private
Needs internet access (policing and distractions)
Things can become aggressive because of anonymity
160-Character count posts
This tool is so versatile. It can be used as a personal reminder tool for teachers, a communication device to parents, a bulletin board, an opinion board, a place to collectively answer questions, share thoughts, respond to prompts, get input from colleagues
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If the public option is chosen, the users must keep in mind that anyone can post to the site; so it does have to be monitored carefully or kept in the private status BUT the creator of the wall can remove a sticky post if necessary.
IDEAS FOR CLASSROOM:
*The teacher can put a prompt at the top of the wall and encourage students to respond. It can be a simple one for kindergarten such as, "Add a word from the -at family to our wall" or something for second grade like, "Find an interesting fact about insects and post it on our wall."
*Teacher's could ask parents to post days and times they can volunteer or help with field trips, etc. It can also be used privately for the teacher as a personal bulletin board of reminders or ideas.
*Faculty can use a wall to post collective ideas on certain lessons or strategies or interesting websites they find.
*A class can post their Science Fair project titles on the wall or generate a collection of good biographies.
*Students can come up with multiple math word problems that all have to have the answer of 10.
*Students can post summaries of their research (
- on parts of a computer) and use the wall as an open notebook for a test.
*Use to brainstorm ideas
*Ask personal questions, develop a sense of community
*Students can see feedback from peers
*Hold class discussions
*Students can ask questions regarding assignments and can get answers from the teacher or other students.
*Students can create collaborative concept maps using complex content specific vocabulary.
*Students can use this tool to engage in collaborative writing and revision.
If a teacher uses the "PROMPT" concept the possibilities are endless.
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