23 – Padlet

UP 7 places in 2020

Padlet is an online noticeboard, which means it can be used for personal note-keeping as well as collaborative brainstorming.


Website: padlet.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning: 58
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning: 15
Top 100 Tools for
Education: 12

Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 23 2019: 30 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 tools

“Padlet is an online shared sticky note platform for students to respond to a prompt of sorts. Students sign in so you can track who wrote what, and media is permitted on the responses. This is a great way to combine many responses into one area that is shared among a group of people.” Librarian, USA, 2020

“Back in my top 10. Padlet is an easy to use digital corkboard. You can use it to activate prior knowledge, for brainwriting or to share ideas of participants. You can save and share the outcomes. There are different options for privacy settings. Learners don’t need an account. The free version has limitations, related to the number of Padlets you can use.” Wilfred Rubens, Netherlands, 2020

“I’m using Padlet mostly in the university, but I like it so much how ideas are shared and that it can be embedded using “iframe”.” Ana María Rodríguez Hinestroza, Learning strategist, Colombia, 2020

“The simpliest way to collaboration with students and colleagues” Ekaterina Leybova, Professor, Russia, 2020

“Padlet enables collaborative working and quick responses from student. Gives a visual to students learning” Tabitha King, Social Work Educator, UK, 2020

“We use Padlet as a an asynchronous recording platform place where individuals can add their answers to various qualification related questions.”   Steve Batchelder, Learning and Development Officer, UK, 2020

Quick Guide to Padlet 

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Padlet for teaching, training, learning and development.

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