Organize Ideas the Easy Way
Are you looking for a simple way to organize ideas for your classroom? Take a look at Popplet.
Available on the web and as an iOS app, Popplet allows you to capture and organize your ideas via concept maps. Concept maps, also referred to as mind maps or spider diagrams, are a great way to visualize ideas and store information.
Popplet is great for school and for learning in the classroom and at home. Students use Popplet to think and learn visually. By capturing facts, thoughts, and images, students learn to create relationships between them and generate new ideas. – Popplet on the App Store
You and your students can use Popplet to study, brainstorm, take notes, plan projects – the options are limited only by the many creative uses as you can develop. One of my favorite features of the tool, when compared to the traditional paper and pencil diagram method, is that it's simple to integrate images, videos, or links into your Popplet concept maps. This takes traditional concept mapping to a whole new level.
For another look at why we like Popplet, take a look at this video from the Teacher Learning Community:
Click here to try out Popplet on the web now (remember to sign up for a free account for more features, if you're interested). For those of you interested in using this tool on an iOS device, there are both paid and free versions of Popplet available in the Apple App Store. The free version is fully functional, though it does limit you to creating only one concept map at a time. I suggest using the free version first. If you like it, you can always upgrade to the paid version later on.
How can you see using Popplet in your classroom? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this handy tool.
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.