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Future Teachers Learning Together. Classroom projects and assignments can sometimes be tedious for students and not often interactive or collaborative with the entire class.

Future Teachers Learning Together

There are so many tools in technology that can assist a teacher in creating assignments that are just the opposite. While looking through Richard Byrne’s blog Free Technology for Teachers, I read the post How to Create a Padlet Wall for your Classroom, which contained a video in which Richard Byrne discussed and demonstrated how to use the cool tool Padlet. Using @Padlet in the Classroom to Collaborate & Create Interactive Sticky Notes!

Add your Content to the Web, Collaborate, and Share your Favorites Padlet, formerly WallWisher, is a web space where you can add files, links, videos, and more.

Using @Padlet in the Classroom to Collaborate & Create Interactive Sticky Notes!

You can create various walls to add your favorite content. I developed the above wall to collect and share a few of my favorite technology resources. People can also collaborate to continue adding to the same wall space. Imagine the potential for classroom discussions! How is Padlet different that other Web Tools? Viewcontent. Using Padlet (f.k.a. WallWisher) across the curriculum.

Over the last few years, I’ve been looking for ways to make interactive whiteboards actually interactive.

Using Padlet (f.k.a. WallWisher) across the curriculum

Despite the hype around them, iWBs still promote stand at the front content delivery and the interactivity is limited to the two students/teachers holding the pens. Everyone else is still pretty much a passive observer with regular doses of disengagement. With the recent creation of iPad mirroring software like AirServer and Reflector, the whiteboard has become more interactive with the ability to project multiple iPad screens onto the board. This is still a limited solution as only so many iPads can fir on one screen. In recent times, though there has been a proliferation of Web 2.0 collaborative tools that have the potential for full class interaction. Formerly known as WallWisher, Padlet started out as an online pinboard where unlimited users could post notes on topics being discussed en masse.

Using Padlet (f.k.a. WallWisher) across the curriculum. Using Padlet (f.k.a. WallWisher) across the curriculum. Padlet - a great tool for collaboration - TEACHING with TECHNOLOGY @ TSAC. Padlet Tutorial.pdf. Mrs. Treichler's Wikispace - Padlet. Viewcontent. How to use Padlet (and why) EdTech Published on October 4th, 2013 | by Mark Anderson About 6 years ago, a web 2.0 tool came along called ‘Wallwisher’ which everyone raved about and it really was the belle of the edtech ball.

How to use Padlet (and why)

It was very popular indeed, but over time, it became more unpredictable and thus unreliable. As time rolled on so less and less teachers used it in the classroom. Move forward to 2013 and Wallwisher got a rebrand. To brainstorm ideas from a classto collate research on a topicto gauge understanding on a topicto test student knowledgeto curate website linksto share information to an audience How to use Padlet? If you have a Google account, then good news, you can use your Google account for SSO (single sign-on) so you can be logged on quickly without having to create a brand new account (again).

Once loaded up you have a variety of options but you’re going to want to choose to ‘Build a wall’. Once you’ve done that you’re wall is ready straight away. Next up is your layout. About the Author. Digital Corkboard: A Game-Changer for Readers. We all love it when our students use post-its as they read.

Digital Corkboard: A Game-Changer for Readers

It is a powerful way for readers to make connections about the characters or topics. We also depend on it to determine which reading skills our students are using, confusing, or missing. But, getting the kids to keep up with their post-its is always a challenge. Additionally, when post-its are tucked away throughout a book, students don’t always notice patterns, overarching themes, or character development. Don’t get me wrong. I wrote a post a few months back about using Popplet to stop and jot when reading. Corkulous has a large selection of tools such as multi-colored stickies, index cards, arrows, and checklist tabs. I have never seen such active readers before than in my current reading workshop. Episode 3 - using digital boards as a tool for thinking - troy hicks. Integrating New Literacies into the Teaching of Writing. TitanPad. Kittle_and_Hicks_2008.pdf. Free Collaborative Writing Tool.

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Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

As more and more students bring mobile devices to school, we have more opportunities (and challenges) to teach reading and writing, speaking and listening. For next week’s #engchat conversation (1/12/15 at 7:00 PM EST), join co-authors Jeremy Hyler (@Jeremybballer) and Troy Hicks (@hicsktro) as they share some strategies from their book, Create, Compose, Connect! Reading, Writing and Learning with Digital Tools (Routledge/Eye on Education, 2014).

More importantly, we invite you to share your ideas about how best to engage students in authentic literacy activities with smartphones and tablets. Some questions we may pursue during the chat include: What is your school’s policy for mobile technologies? We look forward to creating, composing, and connecting with #engchat colleagues soon!