Lesson Openers, Checks for Understanding, Warm-up's, Brainstorming and more! What magical tool can do all of this?
If you've never used Padlet, you're in for a treat. Padlet is a web-based brainstorming tool that allows you to get ideas from students instantly and anonymously. All you have to do is post a prompt and let your students throw out their ideas. Use it for a warm-up, a lesson opener, or a check for understanding. Because it's anonymous, students can feel comfortable posting questions they (and likely other students) have, but might be too shy to ask out loud.
Why use Padlet?
Padlet is quick, easy, and versatile. If you ask students to raise their hands to contribute to a brainstorming session, you might get one or two volunteers. Or maybe the same volunteer over and over again. But if you let students type out quick ideas behind the safety of anonymity, you'll get much more participation. As well, Padlet can be used in any number of situations. It only takes a minute to type in your prompt and you're ready to go.
How do I use Padlet?
Then click on the three dots in the upper right corner for more options.
Embed your Padlet
Customize your padlet. Then share it with your class by:
posting or copying the QR code provided
posting the link in a Canvas assignment or page
embedding your Padlet in a Canvas assignment or page
If you embed the Padlet in Canvas, students can add their responses directly to the Canvas page!