Do you want help introducing a tech tool to your students?
Aidan, Kris & myself are more than happy to help introduce tech (remote, or IRL) to your class. We can also spend time, or an entire Digital Essentials class period helping your students, or supplementing an existing project in your curriculum!
If it makes sense for one of us to come in more than other (ex: Do you want Kris' database, or Sora expertise? Aidan's website building skills?) We can come into your class even if we don't regularly teach Digital Essentials in that grade.
Just let us know as a team in advance, & we will work out the logistics.
We are also as excited as you are to help in a more significant way with interdisciplinary projects. Let's collaborate!
1. Log into your Padlet account. It will automatically pull up your Padlet Basic account. We also now have a Padlet school account! You'll see both at the top of your Home Page.
2. Click The Berkeley Carroll School to start creating unlimited Padlets on our school (Backpack) account. For instructions on how to activate your Backpack account, see "Account Requirements" on this LibGuide.
3. Click Make a Padlet to create your Padlet.
4. Select which style of Padlet you want to create. The main functionality remains the same, regardless of template, however one may work better based on what your needs are!
I'll use the "Wall" layout for this example.
5. Type in the Title field to name your Padlet. You might choose to have one ongoing Padlet, and name it with the name of your class, or maybe you want a Padlet for one unit, or project!
6. Type in the Description field, to describe the purpose of your Padlet. This description will appear below the title of your Padlet.
7. If you want, Click on Icon to select an emoji that corresponds to your Padlet (optional).
8. You can choose to customize the unique link to your Padlet. Click on the editable half of the link to do this. This is optional, and not totally necessary because you can just invite students to your Padlet by posting the link in Google Classroom.
9. Click on Wallpaper to change the background of your Padlet. Sometimes the ones that show up automatically are hard to look at!
10. You can also change the color scheme to light, or dark by Clicking Color Scheme.
11. Click a different Font to change the font style.
12. You probably want to toggle ON attribution, so that you will know who is posting. Students will log onto Padlet with their Berkeley Carroll email addresses.
13. You also probably want to toggle ON comments. That way students can both respond to the questions you pose on the Padlet, as well as on other student's posts.
14. Customize your Reactions by clicking on Reactions - it is automatically set to None.
15. Reaction settings will determine whether students can Like, Vote, Star, or Grade each other's responses.
16. If you want to require approval for students to post on the Padlet, Toggle this On. If you turn on approval, then you will have to moderate every post before it becomes public to the class.
17. When you're done setting up, and customizing your Padlet, Click Next on the top of the menu.
18. Click Start Posting to set up your first post, or prompt on Padlet.
19. Now click the pencil icon on the bottom of the screen, to create your first post on Padlet. This might be a question for students to answer!
20. Type inside Title to name your post, or ask your question. If you've enabled commenting, and want students to respond to it directly, then they can respond directly with their own answers.
21. Click the pencil icon again to keep adding posts to your Padlet.
22. You can post as many things on your Padlet as you'd like. Remember, student responses can include images, links, or other media!
23. Click the three horizontal dots on your post if you want to customize your individual post.
24. You can change the color of your post from here, copy the post, or edit it.
25. When you're done setting up your Padlet, you can share it with your class. Watch the next video on how to do this!
1. When you're ready to share your Padlet with your class, Click Share at the top of the screen.
2. Scroll down and Click Change Privacy. This is important!
3. What you DO NOT want is to keep your Padlet private, because then nobody will be able to access it (even after you share the link).
4. The two most helpful privacy settings are probably Secret, and Org wide. If your Padlet is secret, students will be able to access it once you share the link. Since we have a school account, the other option would be to keep it public to just BC.
5. Select either Secret, or Org wide to share your Padlet most effectively.
6. Then make sure your Visitor Permissions are correct. What you DON'T want is to share your Padlet as "Can Read" only.
7. Click the menu to change the visitor permissions.
8. Click Can write to create a Padlet that students can just respond to, or add posts to. This is probably the most helpful option for you as a teacher, as students will be able to interact with your Padlet, but not modify it.
9. If you did want a Padlet that students have more control over, you could select Can edit. But for most purposes, Can write will do!
10. Click Save when you're sure your settings are correct. If students are having trouble accessing, viewing, or editing your Padlet you can always go back to these Share settings to make sure they're correct.
11. Click Back to access the Share link, so you can send it to your students.
12. There are a few different ways to share a Padlet with students. I would recommend SKIPPING over the "Add Members" option This asks you to add students manually, and you may run into issues if students don't have their accounts set up.
13. You have a few sharing options. I think the most helpful ways are to Click Copy link to clipboard. This way you can paste it into Google Classroom directly.
14. Or, Click Share on Google Classroom to open up Google Classroom from here, and automatically post an assignment to the right class.
15. Select your class.
16. Click Create assignment.
17. Then Click Go to customize your assignment, and post it to Classroom. As soon as you've done this, your students will be able to interact with your Padlet.