Minds in Bloom is happy to present Brittany Washburn, a teacher-author and Science Specialist for grades 2-5 with her post on using Padlet. Enjoy!
Integrating technology in the elementary classroom has become expected, but it certainly doesn’t have to be difficult. In my 4th grade science classes we recently used the technology tool “Padlet” to create posters about an assigned Earth material. This is my example Padlet that I created to introduce my students to the tool.
Padlet allows anyone to create a “Wall” without creating an account. This can be really helpful in the classroom, as long as you have enough time to make sure everyone can finish their poster. Simply go to the site and click “Create” to get started. Follow these picture directions to work your way through all of the modification options.
If you create an account and create a wall for each student, you will have the benefit of having a “Dashboard” where you will always have each wall for future review/modifications. If you do not plan on printing the final posters, then I recommend having the walls saved to your account.
Posting is very user-friendly, and your students should be able to use this tool independently. I hope you enjoy using Padlet with your students.
I am a teacher-author and Science Specialist for grades 2-5. I am always looking for teaching resources that integrate technology effortlessly. Visit my blog for ideas and lessons on using technology in your elementary classroom.