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Padlet: Multimedia Bulletin Board

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required


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Computer(s), Internet access, optional projector (for class presentation)

Activity Description

Create a "sticky" (like an online Post-it note) on an online class bulletin board answering a question prompt provided by the teacher related to a course, theme/topic, or objective.


  1. Make sure that the site is not blocked at your school.
  2. Go to Padlet and register. You can simply create a wall without registering, but if you do, you can not change or manage the wall after 24 hours, so it is best to create an account.
  3. Select the “+" (plus) sign (upper right corner) or "Build a wall.” You will then see your blank wall and the tools on the right of the screen.
  4. You can Modify the wall to give it a title and a seed question.
  5. You can then select the "Add" box that has a camera on it to add a small image if you like or you may choose one from Padlet options.
  6. Type in a title and a description (which is where you would place your seed question or comment).
  7. Next you can change the Wallpaper and the Layout if you want.
  8. You can also change who can have access to your Padlet by making a choice under "Privacy."
  9. To share the Padlet with your students, copy the link under "Address" and e-mail or provide it in some other method. You can also enter a customized URL by typing it in the box labeled "Pick a address".


  1. Have students prepare their answer to your seed question in writing and provide feedback on their writing for revision, as needed.
  2. Provide (e-mail) the link (URL) to your students and explain how to use the site. Do a demo if necessary.
  3. To add a "sticky note," double click anywhere on the wall. In the box, type in your name or nickname. Type in an answer to the question (or other message.). To add an image, audio, or video, or other Web link, select the appropriate icon at the bottom of the box and follow the instructions to make your addition.
  4. After all students have made their posts, this can be the basis of a class discussion about the various opinions or thoughts expressed by your students.

Teacher Tips

  • If you selected "Moderate posts" when building your wall, the next time you log in to view your wall, any new "sticky note" will require your approval before they can be viewed by others. Select Approve or Remove for each.
  • There is also video tutorial online.

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Student can also use Padlet to:

  • Post introductions of themselves
  • Post short biographical or autobiographical sketches
  • Tell about their jobs
  • Share holiday or family traditions
  • Document learning goals for the class, educational or career goals
  • Write and share poetry; add a book or movie review
  • Share things to do and see in the city where they live
  • Recommend best restaurants, stores, coffee shops, places to study
  • Write about the place of their birth or where they live now
  • Post their favorite Web sites, videos, and other online resources for learning
  • Post questions for classmates or respond to questions posted by the teacher as a pre-reading activity as the basis of a discussion or as a post-reading reflection
  • Read class information and announcements
  • Contribute suggestions for class or to evaluate an activity
  • Post on a wall a self-evaluation or peer review for a class assignment or project
  • Use as a discussion board for a given topic or debate



  • Beginning High
  • Intermediate Low
  • Intermediate High
  • Advanced


Basic Communication

  • (0.1) Communicate in interpersonal interactions
  • (0.2) Communicate regarding personal information

Basic Communication

  • (7.7) Demonstrate the ability to use information and communication technology

Basic Communication

Mobile Device


  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android Phone
  • Android Tablet

Apple Store

Google Store

Developer Site

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.