- K-W-L charts for pre- and post- assessment
- Sentence Starters (Allow students to complete the sentence with their own ideas.)
- Group research projects (share links, topic ideas, etc.)
- Showcase student work
- Exit Ticket
- Collect feedback
- Book reviews
- Ask questions
- And, even more ideas
A Padlet wall is quick and easy to create and can be shared, exported, or embedded. Students can begin using it simply after you click "Build a Wall" and share the address with them.
The walls can also be customized to better fit instructional purposes. Last Spring, I made a wall (virtual bulletin board) for students to use before we Skyped with a college admissions counselor. The wall included a background in school colors and featured the school's logo. To focus the students on the upcoming visit, I asked students to add sticky notes listing one fact about the university and one question for the counselor. Then, I shared the link with the counselor prior to her virtual arrival so that she could make a connection with the kids.
|See Richard Byrne's "How-to Video" for details on customizing a Padlet wall|
For my Day 3 #Techmas Challenge, I made a "Sentence Starter" wall to use tomorrow with my students. I chose to do "The Holidays In 3 Words." (I was always a huge fan of Good Morning America's In 3 Words segment.) Here is a sneak peek of the wall:
I think my students will love it:) To give it a try and add your own 3 words, double click on the image above. What do you think of when you think of the holidays?