30 – Padlet

Down 2 places in 2019

Padlet is an online noticeboard, which means it can be used for making announcements, keeping notes and online brainstorming.


Website: padlet.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 84
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 9

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 28.    2017: 36    2016: 35    2015: 29    2014: 48    2013: 57
2012: 72     2011: 54    2010: 26    2009: –       2008: –      2007: –


Comments from some of those who selected Padlet as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“I use Padlet in my courses to share extra content about the things I teach. Everything handy in one place.” Teacher Trainer, Netherlands

“Have used in staff development sessions and with students. Good to curate responses and share a link or embed in VLE/website” Principal Lecturer, UK

“Stores information, infographics, videos curated for a topic/ function/ job role/ module” Adult Educator, Singapore

“This tool is very popular with the introductory session of our classes.” Online education technologist, Canada

“I use it to do news-facts, storyboards,…” Teacher, Belgium

Previous comments

“Padlet is an easy to use digital corkboard. You can use it to activate prior knowledge, to brainstorm or to share ideas of participants. You can save and share the outcomes.” Wilfred Rubens, Netherlands

“great for gathering ideas” Ann Buffel,  Belgium

“Excellent and super easy tool for communication and sharing of info.” Maruta Dreimane, Primary/Secondary School Teacher, Latvia

“Padlet is an easy to use digital corkboard. You can use it to activate prior knowledge, to brainstorm or to share ideas of participants. You can save and share the outcomes.” Wilfred Rubens, Consultant, Netherlands, 2016

“for display and co-creation, pull lots of different resources into one place to communicate a project etc.” Teresa MacKinnen, University/College Teacher, UK, 2016

“For brainstorming, face-to-face or remotely.” Benjamin De Wulf, Consultant, Belgium, 2016

“a good platform for distributing information and collecting ideas in workshops on electronic noticeboards” University/College teacher, UK, 2016

“Padlet – another new tool I discovered through Jane Hart’s top 100 list and through watching a recording of Jane using this at a conference. Our team uses this tool as a great way to get people interacting in formal training through using their smart devices in the classroom. In the past our L&D team actually had an introductory slide requesting people not use their devices during training – I feel embarrassed when I reflect on that now! It’s also useful when combining Padlet with Diigo. If we are using several different Padlet boards we just provide the one Diigo link with all the relevant Padlet links we use throughout the session to make it a little quicker and easier.” Fleur Mouchemore, 2015

“I like how friendly it is and allows creativity” 2013
“lots of ways to use Padlet in the classroom – and teachers in the staff room too” 2013