Padlet – a digital pinboard to foster collaboration and contribution

How often do you gather helpful points during a teaching session using a flip chart or whiteboard or sticky notes? They’re great but it would be even better if you could keep a lasting electronic record (without having to take a photo of the board!) or allow participants to continue adding to the discussion after the classroom session (without having to come back to the room!). This is what Padlet offers.

What is it?

Padlet is a ‘digital pinboard’, a website that offers a customisable blank page on which participants can post content – text, thoughts, comments, responses, photos, weblinks, video. To set up a Padlet, you simply create an account, create a board, customise its settings, share the URL with your learners. They go to the address on their computer or mobile device. There’s also a free mobile app.

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More BSMS PollEverywhere accounts now available

https://www.polleverywhere.com/how-it-works

BSMS have access to all the paid-for features of PollEverywhere through the University of Brighton institutional licence but there has only been a handful of account available to us. Now, the University of Brighton eLearning team have recently paid for a much greater number of accounts so there are many more available for BSMS educators to use.

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Prezi for Education – a versatile and engaging way to present information

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BSMS Learning Technologist

Using Prezi for teaching and learning

Prezi is a presentation platform used in both business and education that seeks to break away from the usual linear presentation. It is a more versatile alternative to PowerPoint and other liner platforms, providing a slicker way to present ideas.Instead of presenting content one slide at a time, Prezi lets you move around the information and zoom out to see the big picture and zoom in to focus on minute details or examine further supporting material. What’s better is that it is has a free version!

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