Lesson 1: Padlet Introduction
This was the first lesson I taught using Padlet. Since my students have never used Padlet before (or taken video of themselves), I had to scaffold the steps. This lesson was taught as a review lesson before taking a unit test on solving addition story problems.
The first step to this lesson was giving the students an addition story problem to solve. The same problem was given to each student. I asked the class to solve the problem on a blank piece of paper using pictures and numbers.
The second step to the lesson was to record their explanation. I showed students how to access the camera on their device, and modeled how to record an explanation. Students then used their devices to record their answer and explain how they solved the problem.
After recording their explanation, I had to show the students how to access the Padlet site. When assigning activities to my students' devices, I use BCPS One. I am able to assign a link to the Padlet site through BCPS One for my students to access. I modeled how to post on the Padlet wall, as well as how to upload their video. After modeling, my students went back to their devices to upload their video to the Padlet wall. After their video is posted, they were able to watch their classmates' videos and hear their explanations.