Teacher Review for Popplet

Popplet is a great graphic organizer tool that promotes collaboration and accountability among your students!

Barbara H.
Former Education Content & Professional Development Manager Common Sense
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My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I currently use Popplet as a group collaboration tool for my students. Students brainstorm about an Environmental problem in class and together they map out the positive and negative impacts that each major event has had. Popplet works in real time and students can see what the other members in the group have added to their project instantly. Sometimes there are issues with adding a video or picture into Popplet which can cause some frustration amongst my students.
My Take
Overall I think Popplet is a good tool to use for students to collaborate in groups. I like how I can see the student's names over each bubble so I know what each student has contributed to the project. I think Popplet could serve kids better if there was more choice in the overall design of the graphic organizer. Different template choices would be great for teachers and students and would open more doors for differentiation and effective use in the classroom.