Why should you keep adding tech tools to your repertoire? In our opinion so that you keep the engagement level in your classroom high. In addition, every student is different. Providing them with multiple options aids the learning experience, too.
So, every Friday, we’d like to highlight a site or tool that is new to us. Maybe it will even be new to you, too. And even if it isn’t, hopefully we’ll be able to give you some fresh insight into how to use it with students. And so we begin…Fresh and New Fridays!
Today we feature a site we came across for the first time this week: Popplet.
You start with a blank “wall” and to this wall you add “popplets,” little bubbles that can contain text, images, video, or drawings.
Here’s one we made today to try it out:
It was pretty easy to get the hang of. And it’s very high in terms of visual appeal. Popplet could easily be used in the classroom for note-taking, brainstorming, mind-mapping, or even as a presentation tool (although you don’t really create a path like Prezi, you can zoom in and out on your popplets). And the collaborative feature really could make this a very useful tool. On top of all that, it’s available as an iPad app, too!
So check it out, give it a try, and let us know what you think. We’ll be making a quick tutorial for Popplet soon, as well.