For more than a decade I’ve been using Padlet to facilitate online brainstorming sessions, create KWL charts, to make multimedia timelines, and to host many more online activities for more my students. Just like any well-loved tool, Padlet has gone through some changes over the year. In the last week or so Padlet has announced some upcoming changes that should be noted before the next school year begins. Scanned UploadsNow when you upload files to include in Padlet notes, the files will be scanned for viruses before they are actually added to the note and visible on the wall. This process just takes a second so it shouldn’t impact your user experience other than a momentary delay when adding a note. Think of it like the same process as when you attach a file to an email in Gmail or Outlook. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Padlet (@padlet) More Languages Padlet recently added support for four more languages. Those are Traditional Chinese, Latvian, Estonian, and Croation. This brings the total of supported languages to 42. Map Localization Maps will now display the languages and borders of countries as they appear in your local area. The End of Backchannel Format The backchannel template that Padlet has offered for a few years is going to be sunsetted at the end of June. While I liked, apparently it wasn’t popular enough for Padlet to keep supporting it. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Padlet (@padlet) To learn more about Padlet and how it can be used in your classroom, please take a look at this playlist of tutorial videos.

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