Woodland Second Graders Use Padlet Wall for Text-to-Selfie Reading Comprehension Activity

Padlet is a web-based tool that functions as a virtual wall or bulletin board where people can easily exchange thoughts on a common topic. Users are able to post several forms of content including text, images, and videos. The tool can be used in many different ways including a place to post announcements, assignments or messages as well as an online space for brainstorming, creating a KWL, or a space for posting links to specific websites.  The collaborative nature of the tool extends students’ learning by allowing the students to view their classmates’ posts and learn from their peers’ perspective on a topic. 
Mrs. Marshall created a Padlet wall for the students as part of a “Text-to-Selfie” reading comprehension activity. After reading the story Enemy Pie, Mrs. Marshall asked the students to think about the main events and ideas of the story and think about connections from those events to their own lives. Each student logged on to the Padlet wall and created a post with a selfie photo and written text that described their own personal life connection to the story.