All about Padlet

How to use Padlet
To carry out the following lesson plan, Padlet is a great tool because it's a great tool for collaboration. With this tool, students are able to post their ideas on an online "wall."
An advantage of Padlet is that it is free. For all teachers, being able to access to a free software is a major bonus. If a teacher has their students divided into groups in order to find information, Padlet is a great resource to have them share their groups' ideas.
Use Padlet to:
  • Encourage creativity and organization by having your gifted students create Padlets to collect ideas, images and quotes.
  • Share a brainstorming Padlet to show you the ideas they considered before they launch into a project.
  • In writing or art classes, use Padlet as a virtual writer's journal or design notebook to collect ideas, images, and even video clips.
Benefits for Students
Prepares Students for the Future: It is without question that students will need to know how to use technology to communicate and collaborate in their future careers. Almost all jobs use at least one form of technology, so students need to be comfortable using it.
Increases Student Engagement and Motivation: Technology allows teachers to engage and motivate students in new ways, like taking students on a virtual field trip to other parts of the world.
Provides Current Information and Wider Access: Technology gives students the most current information available. Electronic textbooks or web-based content can be updated in real-time. Classrooms can connect with other classrooms around the world to broaden their learning.
Supports Collaboration Skills: Students can practice collaboration skills by working in teams on projects using shared documents or conferencing technologies. This allows collaboration to happen outside of the classroom or between classrooms in different locations.

SOURCE: Harkema. Technology in the Classroom: Advantages & Disadvantages. Retrieved October 29, 2017, from http://study.com/academy/lesson/technology-in-the-classroom-advantages-disadvantages.html

Steps to follow to create a Padlet:
https://snapguide.com/guides/create-a-padlet/#published

Lesson Plan “Padlet”
2nd year
Pre-intermediate level
Time Allotted: 45 minutes
Communicative goal: expressing opinions and agreement/disagreement
Recycled language: vocabulary related to money
Vocabulary focus: Useful phrases to express opinion (“In my opinion…”, “The way I see it…”, “If you ask me…”); useful phrases to express agreement or disagreement (“I agree with you”, “That’s exactly how I feel”, “I have to side with X on this one”, “I don’t think so”, “I’m afraid I disagree”, “I’m not so sure about it”)
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The teacher will write these words on the board and she will display different pictures around the classroom. She will encourage the students to stick the picture with the appropriate word.
  • Bank
  • cash box
  • cash machine
  • piggy bank
  • Purse
  • wallet
  • cheque
  • Credit
  • Banknote
  • Coin
  • a safe
The teacher will show the students some pictures from the following Padlet board (the padlet will be projected on the board) and ask them some questions related to money. The students will have a debate in class.
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The students will have to access to their Pinterest account (they already have one) and create a board including different pictures of quotes related to money. They can add images with quotes or only images which they think have a hidden message related to money. The teacher will also ask the students to explore each other’s pins.
Then, the teacher will show the class two videos for them to compare. Both will be about money but they will express different points of view.
The first one will be Price Tag by Jessie Jay (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qqWcjBXHS8). The song expresses the idea that money is not important as long as we have love.
The second one will be Money (that’s what I want) by Barrett Strong (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKP1Qq9KdqI). This song expresses that money moves the world and that it is necessary.
The task will be to get into groups of no more than four and discuss their ideas by comparing the two songs. Then, the teacher will ask the students to create a Padlet in which they have to express their opinions about the songs. In the Padlet, they will have to include the images that they pinned before. So, the students will have to connect both, their ideas and the pins with the quotes or hidden message.
BEFORE THE STUDENTS CREATE THEIR PADLET, THE TEACHER WILL SHOW THEM A SNAPGUIDE THAT WILL HELP THEM TO CREATE THEIR OWN ONE. https://snapguide.com/guides/create-a-padlet/#published
WHAT’S NEXT
A debate will take place in the classroom discussing the ideas of the different groups. The teacher will also ask the students to show their Padlet at the front of the classroom.