I found another online collaboration dashboard today and i decided to explore it a little. To conduct a hands-on, I have decided to create a board on one of the most debated subjects recently: global warming! Since the media is already filled with resources on man-made global warming, i thought it would be interesting to make a little collection of content on the alternative view.
In the process of my hands-on experience, i found Padlet pretty similar to Pinterest but way better because you are not restricted to images alone. Having tried Storify, i found Padlet sort of a combination of Pinterest and Storify. You are able to pin videos, articles, images, photos and annotate them. While Storify lays out your content in a vertical arrangement, Padlet provides you with 5 different arrangements which i found very useful. For instance, the canvas allows you to freely pin your items for brainstorming and draw arrows to connect them as the discussion flows. Shelf is useful when you need to do categorization, comparison and some organization. While Storify only allows a stream lay out, you can use grid to create a horizontal layout which is useful for creating timelines and processes on a horizontal plane.
There are also numerous free wallpapers to make your board a little more personalized and attractive.
Once you have selected a wallpaper, simply double click on the board to start adding content and annotate them.
You can add links, files from your desktops and pictures easily.
You can share your content via various social media site or send your audience a QR code to direct them straight to your board.
You can also embed it into your blog like this which is pretty cool! Your audience can actually make comments and view the content directly form the blog without being redirected! You can also provide your audience with a link for them to view, contribute and comment on your content easily.