101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 53 Popplet is a concept map that allows teachers and students to organize all of their thoughts. These mind maps make it easy to visualize ideas and build connections between different concepts. Students can use Popplet as a study or brainstorming tool, or even as a way to build an outline for a paper. Images, links, and videos are all also easily integrated into any concept map so all a student's research information can be stored in one place. Teachers can also use Popplet to help organize their classroom and plan projects.
How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We’ve been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what’s good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we’ll throw ’em into the hopper.
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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