Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Places to Visit and Fruits to Grow......with Padlet

We have had a couple of days off from school. I have been researching technology in light of needing to buy a new phone. I came across padlet. I wanted to create something both fun and useful. Below are some places that I would like to visit in my lifetime. Next, I wanted to figure out how I could make padlet a bit more academic in my classes. Perhaps a simple activity with my ELLs to see where the fruits that we eat come from. (Could not yet figure out why the places moved to wrong places on the map after embedding the wall on my blog. I guess there is still room for me to learn more.) Perhaps I could add pictures of the fruit with my students in class. Students could also have their own maps to label as we look at the big map on the smartboard. I am starting to see the rewards of using padlet as it provides both visual and textual support that our ELLs need. Have you used padlet?

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  1. This is so cool...I've been hearing about padlet. I love the application with your class. Does it cost money? This is so what my little ELL students need. I love visuals! xo

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    1. Nanc, it is totally FREE!! The website also has lots of samples in their gallery.

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  2. Looks very cool, but I don't know what you are talking about. I guess I will need to research padlet. BTW: I have a picture that looks a lot like yours taken in Finland. In fact there are three. I want to go to many of the places you've listed too.

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    1. Elsie, on the website (http://padlet.com/) there are many sample walls that people have created. Mine looked fine on the website, but somehow the places got mixed up when I embedded it here. What is your favorite place that you would like to go to??

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  3. I'm in the dark about padlet, too but it looks cool. I will be investigating it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It is cool, and actually not hard at all!

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  4. Must learn about Padlet. This looks very neat!

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    1. Stacey, it is actually one of the easiest tech tools that I have used. Well, if the embedding would just have worked a bit better:)

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  5. This looks like a cool tool - but scary, too. So much to keep up with!

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    1. Tara, don't be scared. This one was actually easy!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your learning! :) Padlet is new to me but looks like it is worth exploring.

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    1. Go for it! Experience something new! This will be worth it.

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  7. I'll be checking out padlet. I like technology that is easy to use!

    Could I travel to some of those places with you?!

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    1. Where would you like to travel first???

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  8. I've seen others mention it, but now you've made me want to look further at Padlet. Thanks much, Jaana! Fun to see your application too!

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    1. Thanks Linda! Padlet used to be called "Wallwisher" but I was not aware of it earlier. It does look like a fun, and very usable tool.

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  9. I feel like I am all the time one step behind catching up with technology. There are so many choices. My list "should try out" keeps getting longer. Thanks for sharing. Usually the tools recommended by friends get tried out first.

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    1. I know how you feel Terje! I am trying to learn how to use my new smartphone--I am not feeling so smart. Padlet helped as it was easy to use!

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  10. Padlet is new to me but now I can't wait to find out more. This looks great!

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  11. I love Padlet! It's a great "sticky note response" tool. I've used it in class for brainstorming, organizing ideas, responding to reading, collecting comments, etc.

    The map is just a background, and the Padlet wall changes size & shape depending on the size of your window, so the stickies will not always seem to be in the same place. If you're looking for something to really label, like places on a map, try ThingLink. :-)

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