Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

2020 Edition
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Digital Media Boards in Primary Schools, Use of

  • Joanne BlanninEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_129


Digital Media Boards

A digital media board (DMB) is an online, web-based tool that enables the collation, curation, and creation of digital artifacts. Accessing a DMB is straightforward, through a unique website address, which can be made public or private, depending on the intended use.

While there are an increasing number of DMBs available online, in education settings there appear to be two websites that are most popular. These are Padlet (www.padlet.com) and Lino.It (en.linoit.com).

Both tools offer similar basic functionality; however, Padlet appears to be more popular in primary schools, due its moderation and teacher-control settings.

A digital media board can be used to conduct a discussion, collaborate on a task, or collect images, videos, or documents in one place. It can also be used as a visual organizer with the flexibility to create individually or with others.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Melbourne Graduate School of EducationThe University of MelbourneCarltonAustralia