I have just discovered the Padlet website (used to be called Wallwisher) and was looking at how it could be used in my classroom.
The first time I used it was simply as a means for everyone in the class to share their work with each other without lots of emails or presentations. I emailed everyone in my class the link (you can change the name of the web address to something more relevant), I set the ‘Privacy’ so that anyone could edit for 5 mins, giving enough time for everyone to post their work and write, then delete, various daft comments. I then set it as ‘view only’ and tidied it up a bit as they took 5 minutes to look at everyone else’s work.
One of the useful new features is the ability to embed your padlet in a WordPress post…
…but only if it is self hosted. For more info on the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org see here
In the meantime, pop over to http://padlet.com/wall/usesanddangersrad and see my class’s Padlet wall.
I will continue to add ideas as I try them out and build up a list of what I think are the most useful things to do with it – there does seem to be many options and I love the way that it is so flexible.