Padlet is now even more awesome!

I just discovered that Padlet introduced some excellent new features which are definitely going to make  our teacher lives so much easier. Besides creating a Padlet as a blank page, it is now possible to choose from one of the eight different templates (BTW, more templates are about to come and what's more,  the kind Padlet folks will even create a new template if you tell them what you want!).

My absolute favorite template, one that I've been dreaming of for many many years is the interactive KWL chart! It's easy, it's user-friendly, it's intuitive and it takes just one click to create - simply put, it's perfect. And you can add as many columns as you wish!

Made with Padlet

The other templates that I'll no longer be able to teach without are Q&A, To Do List aka Kanban Board and Storyboard! Moodboard, Bookmarks, Video Playlist and Org Chart will come in handy too!

Another thing that Padlet recently introduced are formats! There are no layouts anymore (Stream, Freeform, Grid), but instead we can use formats: Wall, Canvas, Stream and Grid and they are similar to the former layouts that we know so well. The fifth format, Shelf, is a brand new format that we can use to stack content into a series of columns.  We can as easily switch between formats as we could between layouts,  however, the features that are unique to a format will not be transferred to another format, e.g. connections between the posts.



Colleen said…
As I was researching about Padlet based on another blog, I came across your post. Thank you for sharing all of the newest changes in Padlet. It is exciting to see they are continually looking for improved ways to make it more functional and and have greater educational applications: KWL , Q&A, StoryBoard, etc. Your blog provided some great exemplars as well. @Buncee tweeted that Buncee and Padlet can be app smashed (Buncee can be embedded and viewed within a Padlet. Are you familiar with any other apps that can be app smashed withPadlet?
Arjana said…
Hey Collleen, thanks for your comment. I think there are a lot of apps that can be embedded within the Padlet. As they say, if you click the plus icon on the post itself and paste the link to "a website, webpage, photo, video, song, document, article, another padlet, or anything else", it will automatically be embedded. So I guess you can do it with many apps. I use Thinglink and Youtube a lot and they are easily embedded on Padlets with full functionalities.