It could be a struggle to ensure that all students share their ideas and/or input in class to get your feedback. This is where Padlet could be of use. It allows teachers to create walls (no limit) which have unique links. When a student visits a wall’s link, they’ll be directed to a webpage (an empty wall) where they can freely (and anonymously if you want) share their input, and see other’s input as they come in.
And, when all is done, you can export that content into PDF format for archiving purposes, or just revisit the wall whenever needed. I’ve used this tool in class to ask to submit answers to questions, share their thoughts on a discussion topic, and form sentences and proof-read each other’s work. Students liked the fact that I can see their responses as they are entered, which allowed for immediate feedback.
This ‘In Brief’ Article was first published in the August 2015 Edition of UKEdMagazine. To order a free copy of the magazine (paying only for P&P), click here to visit our uked.market. Alternatively, you can freely read the magazine online by clicking here.
Sebah Al-Ali – @mssebah United Arab Emirates – English faculty
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