Outcomes Create a Padlet wall (if Internet available) with text and media Describe options for using Padlet in language classroom Add Padlet to your repetoire of online tools for world language teaching and learning
What is Padlet? http://padlet.com/ Padlet is a user-friendly, free, and attractive tool for creating websites that look like bulletin boards or walls. You can post text, images, or videos in minutes. It’s also a tool forcollaboration because multiple people can contribute to the wall.
Padlet in the Language Classroom See the wall created for this presentation, http://padlet.com/wall/oflta_spring13 First, a quick tutorial Then, example uses Feel free to access Padlet and create your own wall!
Important Stuff for Students See Padlet’s Terms of Service http://jn.padlet.com/knowledgebase/articles/153268-terms-of- Related to COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) Especially children under 13
Padlet, formerly known as Wallwisher, http://padlet.com
Creating an account requires only anemail address and a password or theuse of a Google account.Consider creating an account for aclass so that students don’t need theirown accounts.
Once you’ve logged in and created a blank wall, look at the vertical bar onthe right side of the screen. These icons stand for: Home Page Create a New Wall _________ ‘s Account Share / Export Get More Info Get Help Modify This Wall
When you click on Modify This Wall, this pageopens. The first option is to create or edit the walltitle and description and, if you like, to select aportrait. The other icons in the yellow vertical barshow you what else you can do here.
When you click on Wallpaper in the yellow bar, you’ll see a number ofoptions. You can also upload your own photo to use as a background.Teach students to use only photos from these categories: their ownpersonal photos, a CC-licensed photos, or public domain photos.Appropriate photo credits must be provided.
When you click on Layout, you’ll see two options: Freeform and Stream. Stream is new and could be used for blogging activities.
When you click on Privacy, you’ll see the choices you have with regard to who sees your wall and who posts on it.Hidden Link is the default privacy setting.
Under Address, you can choose to use the URL that Padlet supplieswhen you create your wall, or you can request a URL related to the content of your wall.
When you click on Share / Export, you’ll see a variety of methods forsharing your Padlet wall with others. You will also be able to choose a format for exporting a wall.You can use the embed code if youwant your wall to form part of your website, blog, or wiki.You should be able to embed a wallin an LMS, but it may not be visible in all browsers.
To add something to your wall, double-click anywhere. This box will appear. You can add a title, write text, add a link, upload a file or image, or take a photo with your webcam. Audio files can be uploaded.Once you’ve created the element you can edit, resize, or move it. If you don’t like it, you can delete it.
Padlet in the Language Classroom How can teachers use it? Communicate with parents Post class announcements or assignments Provide resources for lessons or projects Provide supplemental or enrichment materials or additional practice activities Create a backchannel form of communication Other ideas?
Padlet in the Language Classroom How can students use it? In class if laptops or tablets are available or in labs At home if Internet access and a device are available To respond to writing prompts To collect images related to a topic To create a multimedia gallery or presentation To comment on the work of other students Other ideas?
Example Padlet Walls Jasmine Judith Rachael Shana Shelton