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Link to this example: https://padlet.com/misacco104/5cukad6o340m
Description: Padlet is web-based productivity software that resembles a bulletin board. It can be used to display information on the topic of your choosing. It is completely customizable, allowing users to use images, videos, links, music, spreadsheets, and many other file types. Once you create a board, it can be shared and used as a collaboration tool, allowing others to post and comment. It also allows you to control who has access to your Padlet, with settings ranging from completely private to open, public access. Unfortunately, the free account limits the number of Padlets you can create so you would need to delete old Padlets as you create new ones.
Padlet has a variety of classroom uses. The bulletin board like format lends itself to a quick warm up question or exit ticket. There's also a K-W-L padlet available in the premade templates that could be used throughout the lesson. The example attached to this post contains key plot elements of a text we read yearly, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. By the end of the text, students are expected to analyze the text in two different timelines (chronological and sequential order from the text). The Padlet could be used by the class during reading to record notes about the text. It would allow students to collaborate and develop a deeper understanding of a complex text in both timeline formats.