@LearnMooreStuff and I had a history-textbook-worthy Twitter battle yesterday over who would blog first about this amazing resource from @TechChef4U. Laura Moore graciously conceded (although I think she is secretly afraid that my light saber is more powerful than hers).
I love to use Padlet (formerly known as Wallwisher), and I’ve recently started to make my own backgrounds to organize the notes added to the board. Yesterday, Lisa Johnson (@TechChef4U) tweeted out an awesome resource that she is offering for free – 13 Graphic Organizer backgrounds to add as your Padlet wallpaper. That is truly an awesome deal! She even gives instructions on how to insert them.
If you want to make your own Padlet backgrounds, one easy way is to make one in Powerpoint or Keynote and save the slide as a .jpg file. If you check out this post from Cari Young, there is a video from The Organized Classroom that gives a tutorial for using slides to make desktop backgrounds – which could easily apply to making Padlet backgrounds as well.
Recently, I’ve used backgrounds in Padlet for mini-EdCamp type PD. Teachers add notes about what they would like to learn about, and then the notes can be sorted into sessions.
Padlet is such a versatile tool – device neutral and user-friendly. And, there have been two recent upgrades – an option to have a grid layout, as well as a Chrome extension. Now, thanks to Lisa Johnson, it has even more potential!