This weekend I attended the spring EdCamp at Pittsburgh SciTech Academy. I chose to attend sessions on "labs/technology on a budget", "Project-Based Learning", "Games in the classroom" and "What's new in EdTech". These topics had great discussions and got me thinking!
This week's tech tip was brought up during the PBL session. Though it is really more of a project idea, I thought it was good to revisit the tool "Padlet. I introduced Padlet at my first in-service on formative assessment. The idea at Edcamp was to use Padlet as a pin-board for students to create a virtual Poster.
How to create a Padlet:
1. Login with an account (login with Google!)
2. Click "New Padlet" in the top right corner
3. Double click on the space to add items (images, links, text)
4. Use the gear to adjust the layout, background, title & description
I like that Padlet allows you to adjust the privacy of the board and moderate posts. You can embed it into a website using the share option. You can download it as a PDF to save.
Take a look at the Padlet I have embedded below.
I have this board set on "grid" layout. I have it so users can post vs. just view. It is a hidden link so it isn't searchable in Google. I currently am not moderating posts... but keep it clean!
See what you can come up with for using Padlet with your students!
~The IT Persin, Carol
About the "IT Persin"
Carol has her degree from Duquesne University in elementary education (K-6) and the Instructional Technology Specialist certificate. She has 4 years of teaching experience K-8 & 1 year of computer para experience. Carol is currently the Technology Integration Specialist for Keystone Oaks School District in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been married 5 years to her loving husband and they have a retired racing Greyhound, Henry.
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