Padlet is now even more awesome!

Jun 15, 2017

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!

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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.



MANY MANY THANKS TO THE KIND FOLKS AT  PADLET!

Typeform - a nice tool for surveys, forms and quizzes

Jan 3, 2017


On my Croatian blog The Fellowship of Twitter, I write about new tools that can be used in the classroom. Today I wrote about Typeform, a very nice, user-friendly and intuitive tools for creating forms, surveys and quizzes, but as  Wordpress.com is very restrictive regarding embeds, I embedded my sample Typeform here. You can read my post about Typeform here.






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