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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Blending your teaching: creative, playful and innovative approaches to teaching

Blending your teaching: creative, playful and innovative approaches to teaching

Wednesday 21 March 2018 (TOMORROW)
13:30-14:30
Room 601, Watts Building, Moulsecoomb, University of Brighton

This session explores some engaging ways of increasing student learning through planning sessions around 15-20 minute blocks, and managing activities such as modelling with Lego, using Kahoot! on mobile devices, and exploring 3D objects and environments using Google Cardboard and Nearpod. Whether preparing for seminars, small group teaching or large lectures there will be some ideas for you.

Please click here if you would like to attend (open to anyone with a BSMS or University of Brighton IT account/contract)

Details of all training and development opportunities offered by the Centre for Learning and Teaching can viewed on our website. To access please click here.


If you are interested but can’t make it, drop me a comment below and we can explore putting on a specific one for BSMS educators.