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I liked this system for the most part, and I still use it when I need something fast. However, Post-it notes don't always stay posted, they get lost easy, and there's no easy way to store them in a data notebook. I wanted more concrete lasting evidence.
So.... I set up my first Padlet.
To get started, just go to padlet.com, create an account (super fast), and click on "Make a Padlet". After that, you will see a screen that looks something like the picture below. To name the Padlet, simply type in the title box. I type in directions where it says "description". This is also when you choose your layout. I have found that the grid format works best, especially when multiple people are typing at once.
I searched "Charlotte's Web" on Google and downloaded this pic.
see a box where they can type in their responses.
They type in their name at the top and at least one character trait with evidence in the bottom part of the box. Here is a sample.
I do not have a set of Chromebooks in my classroom. However, there is an iPad cart in our building that we are allowed to check out. The iPads worked fine for this activity. (There is a free app that you can download, but it still works without it just using the link.)
When it came time for a more formal assessment of character traits, I made a graphic organizer for the students to use.
Since this activity, I have used Padlet in a variety of ways. I hope to share more with you in the future. There are options to add pictures, videos, and attachments. There's even a microphone. I haven't used any of these features yet, but I would love to hear your experience if you have given them a try. Right now, I use the free version of Padlet, and it gives me what I need. There is also an upgraded paid version that I may look into in the future.
I wanted to let everyone know that I will be participating in the TPT BeMine Sale coming up on February
7 & 8, 2017. My entire store will be marked 20% off. You can get an additional 10% off by using the code LOVETpT at checkout. I love TPT sales, and I am certainly planning to take advantage of this one!
Thank you, and have a great week!