Popplet is a fantastic app but it is also a browser based program. Just some ideas for using Popplet in the classroom:
Here are some of the features of the browser based version.
-Easy + Free (PCs)
- Zooming work space.
-Integrate text, upload image from your PC.
- Add youtube links, flicker pictures, google maps, and amazon pictures.
- Share it using social media like twitter, facebook or embed it to a blog.
- PC +iPad
-Allow access to multiple users by email.
- Bookmarklet that let you clip images and text from other websites and post them to your popplet boards.
- Multi language support.
- Export it as a JPG or PDF file.
- Comments on boxes or bubbles.
These ideas are for both the browser based version and the app.
- Presenting historical events: use the timeline option with the lines and multi-media to create a historical model for an event.
- A brainstorming "Creative thinking" tool : you can use it to trigger creative thinking in a workspace that can be expanded , recording class notes , or the generated ideas in a brainstorming session.
- Project Based Learning : popplet can be used for group work, with the ability to add elements like pictures it is an effective platform for project based learning.
- Storytelling: Timelines will mutlimedia can be used to tell a story.
- Summarizing : Students can summarize ideas from a book they read in the classroom, teachers can also present the main ideas of a lesson.
- Organizing: Mind map is also a great way to organize thoughts from a brain stroming session.
- ScrapBook/ School or class photo albums /Posters : popplet final projects can be exported as JPG or PDF files and you can also print it.
- Introducing/ presenting new topics.
-Differentiation / Visual learners.
- Planning for a unit
- Homework and assignment : Print it, or use it online and fill in the blank.