Sky Caves, Learning Technologist
Facilitates discussion between my learners and enables more shy/ anxious learners to contribute to discussion without having to speak out in front of the whole class. I especially like the versatility of the tool, due to the various options/ settings, meaning it can be used for anything from peer reviews (using comments and ratings/ likes on posts) to class brainstorms (using the spider-diagram layout).
Charlie Lécuyer, Learning Technologist
Padlet enhanced my learning in Games as my lecturer would use it to identify what we were working on in the lesson. This helped me organise in my head what was pressing and what could wait and showed Jim what I was working on and therefore he could help me if it was something I was resubmitting or I had put on there that I needed help. It also showed what everyone else was doing, which meant if we got stuck, we could ask each other questions or the students who had done it could offer advice. I loved using Padlets with my learners as it meant they could answer questions as we went along and it meant they could answer in the comfort of their seats without having to move with a sticky note or answer in front of the class - I could go through the answers with them and the owner would remove; it also helped that they don't have to put their name or sign up for an account to use! It is also a really good resource for learners to reflect on so they can look back at the Padlet when doing their assignments and it will help them with hitting their criteria. Unfortunately, Padlet has a free option but the unlimited board system is now only available for paid subscribers so it means I will be looking for an alternative as I love having different boards for different things.