Padlet is a digital bulletin board that has been around for several years and is often cited as a favorite among educators. It is free for a trial period and then five dollars per teacher after that. “The thing I love about Padlet is you can work on things simultaneously with other people,” Langenhorst said. In a social studies context, she likes the interactive maps and the opportunity to build interactive timelines. She even uses Padlet with new teachers to help them organize all the content that can overwhelm new hires.
Padlet is attractive to educators with its ability to create visual interaction in the classroom. Its use is open to interpretation. If you need a creative tool to collaborate with others on, Padlet it is.If you want to save and access your walls later, an account is highly recommended – you don’t want to lose all the work. You can create several walls, and with an account, you’ll find all your creations organized in your account.
Once groups of students have done their research, they can pull relevant links from Pinterest into Padlet, a virtual piece of paper on which users post and organize images, videos, documents, and text. Because Padlet lets users drop content anywhere on the page, students can use the app to collaborate around what information should be grouped together, how information is presented, and what information should be discarded. Together, Pinterest and Padlet allow for international groups of students to begin the research process together.
A school languages blog or wiki gives you the opportunity to provide information and activities for the children to access at home, and is also a great way to celebrate and share the children's work. An online program that works well embedded in a blog or wiki is Padlet, formerly known as Wallwisher. Padlet gives you a virtual wall onto which you and others can stick virtual posts. It's good for crowdsourcing, plenaries and feedback. Posts can be moderated so that you don't get any inappropriate comments.
If you want to share your own content, the web offers no shortage of publishing tools, from full-on blogging platform WordPress to lightweight Tumblr to mobile micro-blogging app CheckThis. But the options aren’t as plentiful when it comes to easily creating online multimedia content with a group. Startup Padlet, which has been simultaneously enrolled in Y Combinator and ed tech accelerator Imagine K-12, has created software to fill that hole.
Web app Padlet calls itself a "multimedia friendly, free-form, real-time wiki." Which is to say, it's a blank canvas where you can throw ideas around with a virtual group. Each participant can post his or her thoughts, along with any files, photos, videos, and links that pertain to the discussion.
Padlet has made history in Singapore, as the first of two startups from the country to enter the hallowed Y-Combinator accelerator program, and the company is already charting impressive growth. Its ‘easy blogging’ service gives users a blank ‘wall’ to fill with any kind of content, and it just crossed the notable milestone of 1.5 million walls.
You can share files anywhere online, but sharing information poses a greater problem when dealing with groups. Padlet creates "walls" you can fill up with messages, images, files, and links to share with others so you can collaborate in real time.
A YC-backed company called Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) is launching into public availability, and its intuitive drag-and-drop interface bests even the top platforms when it comes to quickly and easily building a website. What’s more, Padlet works a lot like Google Docs in that multiple users can modify and add to the page in real-time, forming a truly collaborative place to work and create.