As discussed here, students in my Engineering class are participating in a "Hackathon" designing solutions to various needs that have surfaced during the COVID 19 pandemic. Over the weekend students completed this assignment to begin getting initial ideas on paper through a lens of the area they are trying to serve.
During today's class I wanted students to share their ideas visually and comment on one another's. I have been really vocal in this blog about trying to limit the amount of technology I am using. That being said, after spending a few hours reflecting on the best pedagogical move for sharing and commenting on student ideas, Padlet surfaced.
I was initially planning on using a Google Doc with tables for commenting, but the ability to see one another's comments simultaneously, "like" posts, and visually see images and descriptions created a nice aesthetic that made the sharing process more seamless. Click here (and see embed below) the Padlet that my students are currently collaborating on at this very moment! I am hopeful that many of these ideas will come to life...