Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Padlet in Reading Lessons

Yeah, Padlet again! I know, anyone would think we've got shares in it! Sorry, it's Liam - he just can't get enough of it. Padlet this and Padlet that...

Another post about something we've done a couple of times in the past, but never got around to blogging about. 

Here's an example of some Padlet group work:

We used the John Lewis Christmas advert 2015 as a focus for our reading lesson and used questions created by Lee Parkinson and shared on his blog. In the lesson, we played the video using QuiteTube and the children worked in groups with the 'scribe' having the iPad device in their hands. The group discussed their answers and then chose what would be submitted as a collective answer to the Padlet wall. 

It also works individually, with children submitting their own answers.

This works best as an independent task initially, followed by some time with an adult afterwards looking at the answers to each question and looking at which answers are right or wrong, which are the best or worst and how a better answer may be made by taking ideas from different children's responses. 

In both of these examples, the answers are made available for the whole class to see, to learn from, discuss, agree/disagree with. Much discussion, refining and explaining of answering technique can be gained from having the responses collected in one place. 


  1. Padlet is great, isn't it. I've also tried Google Forms for multiple questions, it just doesn't look as pretty, and students don't see the other responses as they are added.

    1. Thanks for your comment. We like the idea of using Google Forms too.

  2. That's the beauty of Padlet - whole class can see what is happening around them, especially if you are using it to ask questions. Seeing the question you were going to ask makes you think about either a supplementary or a different question. My Y5 class have loved using it in Science.