Padlet is an extremely easy-to-use tool that allows learners to collaborate online by posting text, images, links, documents, videos and voice recordings.
Padlet provides a cloud-based software-as-a-service, hosting a real-time collaborative web platform in which users can upload, organize, and share content to virtual bulletin boards called “padlets”.
Users can access Padlet via a website or app. Setting up a board requires registration but it’s easy to do. You only get three Padlets (think noticeboards) for free but you can recycle them, or upgrade for more.
Padlet supports (almost) every file type: from spreadsheets to selfies to Spotify, we’ll take care of your favorite links and uploads. Upload files from computer, take a picture or video from your phone, or link from the web. Post images, documents, videos, music, and files from Photoshop, Illustrator, Autocad, and more.
Embed content from anywhere on the web, including YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo, The New York Times, and 400 other apps. Attached links and files will appear with a gorgeous contextual preview to give viewers a hint of what you’re showing them.
Students can share their thoughts on any book they read. In fact, teachers can form a reading club of the class or college.
Members of the club post their thoughts on the book they read. This creates interest and generates reading habit among the students. Students can discuss characters, theme and plot. Interesting quotes taken from the book and many more can be shared.
Teachers can spark enthusiasm among the students by presenting the printed padlet page for face to face discussion.
It can be used also as opinion Poll: Teachers can post topics based on current issues or topics. This will enable the students to analyze an issue in various respects and post their opinions. Students develop writing skills. They learn to write opinion pieces and persuasive essays.
Padlet gives an opportunity to the students to learn from each other. Gathering ideas and sharing ideas not only improves their perception, but will also enable them to look at a particular idea from various perspectives.
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Strenght: Works the way your mind works – with sight, sound, and touch. Changes are autosaved. Simple link sharing allows for quick collaboration. Integrate Padlet with other apps, or go old-school with paper. We’ll even doggy bag it. Choose a custom link address that’s easy to remember, then just copy and paste. Export as PDF, CSV, Image, or Excel File. Gorgeous social previews for Twitter, Facebook, Slack, and Padlet itself. Embed padlets on your website or blog.
Weakness: With the free version you can only have 3 padlets + 20MB /upload.
People opinion about the tool: https://www.getapp.com/website-ecommerce-software/a/padlet/reviews
Similar Tool: Pagetiger; Designrr; Flipsnack.
Technical and operational requirements: Available on iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android, and Kindle devices, Posts appear instantly across devices, Take photos and scan QR codes from within each app.
License Tool: Over 3 padlets.