One of my favorite tools for student engagement and discussion is Padlet (formerly Wallwisher). I am such a big fan that I wrote about Wallwisher for SchoolArts a few years ago and presented on the renamed Padlet at the AOE Conference in January. What I love most about Padlet is the ability for ALL students to “speak” simultaneously in an open forum discussing art concepts at a higher level.
Here is an example of one of my classes using Padlet. Keep in mind this took only 10 minutes of class time and made a huge impact!
Padlet as an Exit Slip
Thanks to my PLN on Twitter I discovered how middle school teacher Sarah Irish uses Padlet with a custom background as a way to check in on a specific topic or just see how things are going with her classes. Before the students leave class they just make quick post and put it in the appropriate category.
Collaborate anywhere with Padlet!
Thank you to the great art teachers on Facebook who weighed in on the recent decision of tallest skyscraper in America. You can still add to this wall – just double click and see how easy it is!
Set up a Padlet Wall in 3 minutes or less!
Ok, maybe your first wall might take four minutes, but once you get the hang of it, you can seriously set up a Padlet wall as a last minute idea during class (not that you aren’t perfectly prepared all the times, of course). The video below shows you how easy it is to create a wall and even moderate posts.
What do you think? Is this something you could use in your classroom?