I’ve been using Padlet to crowd-source, co-curate and share resources for the past six months. It has many features that make it particularly suitable to share widely and invite others to add resources. A collection of resources is placed on a ‘board. You can make a board public and give anyone permission to add, to like or comment on items on a board. An unlimited number of collaborators are allowed. It’s also visually appealing and provides options to customise the background wallpaper and logo.
Until recently I was concerned that there was one important feature missing – the ability for anyone to search on a board. I tweeted about this, including a notification to Padlet. You can read their helpful response below. In a nutshell, you can use the ‘search this page’ feature on your internet browser to search the contents of a board. On Chrome it’s in the ‘Edit>Find’ menu option. I didn’t know this was available in an internet browser. It neatly bridges the gap in in-built search functionality in Padlet.
If you haven’t seen a Padlet board before you may like to explore one of my crowdsourced resource boards. You’ll find a range of development resources for learning professionals at this link.