Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Tomorrow I will be introducing second grader's to the website Padlet, formally known as Wallwisher. Richard Byrne, author of the website Free Technology for Teachers, has a great tutorial on how to use this website. His post offers excellent suggestions for using Padlet in the elementary classroom. You can take a look at it by clicking here.
As you can see, Padlet allows you to embed your wall on your classroom blog which I think is very handy for using with little ones. One less URL to try to copy down. Love it! You can also change the URL from the given number code to one you think your kiddos would be able to remember more easily if you don't have a classroom blog that your students access regularly.
We will be using this wall, our first experience, as our exit ticket at the end of the day. I love using websites and apps like this (yes, there is a free Padlet App) because they encourage students to pay close attention to what they write, students get immediate feedback from their peers, everyone shares an idea and a whole lot of reading goes on using this format. Visit us tomorrow afternoon and read about all the new learning that took place.