If you do any online teaching, you probably already know Padlet and use it quite regularly. It is a great collaboration tool for students to share their work. What you might not know much about is Padlet’s new features, released last year, which include AI help.

Why use Padlet?

It’s brilliant when you’re using breakout rooms as you can see the students’ work without disturbing them, and share it (or not) with groups in other rooms. You can also set homework tasks to be shared with the rest of the group, on Padlet.

It’s free! Or at least many of the features can be used for free. With a free account you can create up to 3 working ‘Padlets’ and have a further 8 in your archive (which you can reanimate when you want).

New Features

Medium: Now you can ask students to create and share video or spoken text, as well as written text through Padlet. You can control the medium in which students can share their work through the ‘post fields’ options in settings.

Art Gallery: This feature allows you to create a padlet which displays pictures. You can also ask students to use Padlet’s AI to create their pictures from descriptions they write.

Timeline: You can ask AI to create timelines of events for pretty much anything: The British Royal Family, The life of John Lennon, the formation of the EU etc. You can ask it to include pictures too. Students can like and comment and add work of their own.

Custom Board: Ask AI to create top 10s with text and pictures. Your students can comment and like and add work of their own.


These features are much better explained and demonstrated by Russell Stannard in this video.