Padlet is one of my favourite tools and I've used it successfully in a variety of ways: as a welcome / introductions page, to share recommendations / links - film trailers, books.... but this suggested using Padlet as a live response tool in class - an inspired idea.
I decided to put it into practice that morning and sent all my C1 class a Padlet link. I didn't actually use it to explore questioning, but instead used it to support what I'd already planned to do in my lesson. It worked really well and clearly enhanced learning by maximising participation - all groups were submitting answers and could check everyone else's - widening support and creating a more student centred approach.
The students seemed to really enjoy it too as it added another dimension. Two students were absent but had been sent the link so could potentially see what was happening in the classroom in real time.
Today I read another related blog post on giving students an open platform and increasing engagement in the classroom by Hope Morely - How to use Backchannels in the Classroom: