26 – Padlet

DOWN 3 places in 2021

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 2021 sub-lists

Top 150 Tools for
Personal Learning: 83
Top 150 Tools for
Workplace Learning: 85
Top 150 Tools for
Education: 14

Overall rankings in the previous 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 on Padlet in 2021

“Create online artefact of learning” Lynn Wong, Learning Development Team Manager, Singapore

“It is still the most powerful “wall” and group portfolio tool and hardly any training on using it is necessary as it is so intuitive. Use at university is also possible, just make sure that no sensitive data are shared.” Andrea Ghoneim, eDeveloper & support for digital teaching, Austria

“Padlet is beloved at the college I work at. It’s regularly used for synchronous and asynchronous activities, especially collaborative work.” Lee Lewis, Senior Digital Learning Coordinator, UK

“Padlet is easy and fun to use with students and other teachers! It can be great to organize thoughts or reflect on learning, and students can post using text or images, making it more welcoming to younger users. I have used it frequently by posting my student’s homework, portfolios and have had etivity:” Majlinda Qisja, K12 teacher, Albania

“We use Padlet to capture and map out ideas. It’s simple to set up and a great way to map out ideas as a group (a significant part of our role).” OU Learning Design Team, UK

“it’s perfect for presentation of different ideas” Ela, Lecturer, Lithuania

Previous comments

“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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