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Dear LOR user,

Thank you for being a big part of this community. To better support the initiatives around open educational resources in the state of Michigan, all resources on the Michigan Virtual Learning Object Repository (LOR) are being moved to #GoOpen Michigan (link is external) on September 30th, 2018. During the transition, our LOR will be moved to an archived state, not allowing new user registration or new content to be added. An email with more details was sent to registered users of the LOR in September. To make use of the great resources on the platform, we encourage you to create an account and add your own new resources to the #GoOpen Michigan platform (link is external).

Padlet

Description: 

Padlet allows users to collect information and pin it onto a virtual bulletin board. Videos, text, links and images can be dragged and dropped onto the board on virtual sticky notes.

What We Like: 
  • Free
  • No student account needed
  • Intuitive and easy to use
  • Simple, fun way to collaborate and collect information
  • Data is saved online and can be easily shared
  • Can upload custom backgrounds
Limitations: 
  • Semi-private by default, so an extra step is needed for total privacy
  • Allows students to enter stickies anonymously (potentially bad, but could be advantageous to shy/introverted students, too)
  • Students are able to move each other’s sticky notes around on the board
Classroom Application: 
Brainstorm ideas for a project.
Book Circles for students to answer questions/share thoughts.