Popplet surveys indicate that most teachers using the app are using it in English classrooms. Teachers can use Popplets in any content area, however, for presenting new information to students or for taking class notes. Students can create mind maps as a pre-writing strategy or use Popplets to create personal scrapbooks of information. When students begin a project or presentation, Popplet can be used for brainstorming or the creation of flowcharts.Continue reading Show less
Popplet is a dynamic organizational tool where users create Popplets on a board. These Popplets can be filled with text, drawings, images, or video. To create a popple (a section within a Popplet), students can double-click. Background color, box color, and other details also can be customized. Once created, the Popplets can be connected to other ones, forming an interactive outline of related ideas -- a mind map.
Popplet boards can be shared by emailing or texting the image as a JPEG or PDF. Teachers can create for free, but the paid version allows them to save Popplets, both on the web and in-app. The full paid version also allows sharing and multi-user access.Continue reading Show less
Mind-mapping, or linking ideas as Popplet allows, is a creative way to get thoughts out of a student's brain and onto the screen. Popplets allow kids to share and make sense of their ideas using words, images, drawings, and video. They can link ideas to form the outline structure for a speech, paper, or presentation and then add details elaborating even more. Popplet can help students organize their thoughts and make sense of the information they're learning.
This productivity app has many uses in business, personal planning, and management, as well as education. It's a fascinating tool and is really easy to use. Students may be drawn to the visual pop that Popplets have, especially the social aspect of sharing and collaborating in real time.Continue reading Show less
Key Standards Supported
Speaking & Listening
|SL.9-10: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.9-10.5||Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.|
|SL.11-12: Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas|
|SL.11-12.5||Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.|
|W.9-10: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.9-10.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.|
|W.11-12: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.11-12.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.|