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Padlet is a free online tool that is best described as an online notice board. Padlet can be used by students and teachers to post notes on a common page. The notes posted by teachers and students can contain links, videos, images and document files.


  • For Instructors: Padlet can be a great classroom tool for small groups of students participating in collaborative research. To help organize the board, students can post driving questions about their topic, and as they find answers (or more questions) during the research process, they can post them under each driving question.
  • For Students: By using Padlet in classroom teachers can motivate students to be creative. Students will also avail the opportunity to show their creative work with other class fellow by placing it on Padlet wall. Students can also compete with each other by creating a wall and placing their creative ideas on it.

Best Practices

Padlet allows for synchronous or asynchronous collaboration. Learners can share ideas, materials, audio and video. They can then comment on these. The comments option does need to be turned on though, as it’s off by default.

License Type and Support

  • No Siena License. 
  • Padlet is free for its most basic plan, which limits users to three Padlets and caps file size uploads. You can always use one of those three, then delete and replace it with a new one. You just are not able to store more than three long term.
  • AcadTech support level: medium.

Evidence of Efficacy 

Similar Tools

Lino, Mindmeister, Miro, Pinterest, Trello, Wakelet


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  • Deni, A. R. M., & Zainal, Z. I. (2018, October). Padlet as an educational tool: Pedagogical considerations and lessons learnt. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers (pp. 156-162).
  • Fuchs, B. (2014). The writing is on the wall: using Padlet for whole-class engagement. Loex Quarterly, 40(4), 7.