A. Instruction - 7.1
B. Design - 8.2
C. Engagement - 9.3
Summary : A flexible app designed to make creating and sharing information engaging and easy!
Popplet provides users with a workspace in which they can create diagrams, charts, tables, graphic organizers, illustrations, and much more. To create these products, users tap the screen and a “popplet” appears. These popplets (with a lowercase “p”) are similar to text boxes found in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and they allow users to add text, pictures, or drawings to their workspace. The size, shape, and color of the popplets can all be modified by users, and popplets can either be strung together to emphasize a connection between ideas or created separately within the same workspace. Lastly, once completed, an entire popplet can be saved as a .jpeg or emailed as a .jpeg or .pdf.
- After completing a unit of study, teachers can assign students different topics from that unit and require them to create a popplet to display their understanding of that topic. The completed popplet can then be emailed to the teacher for grading or to a peer for feedback.
- When presenting research, students can use a popplet as their visual aid, instead of PowerPoint or poster board.
- At the beginning of a new class, students can create autobiographical popplets about themselves and email the popplet to their teacher. This will allow teachers to begin learning who their students are, and students will learn how to use Popplet.
- Working individually, in pairs, or in small groups, students can create charts and/or diagrams to display their understanding of a topic of study. For example, popplets can be used to illustrate cause-and-effect relationships, comparisons between two unlike phenomena, or the history of a topic. The completed popplet can then be emailed to the teacher for grading.
- After having their class create popplets about a specific subject or topic, teachers can require students to email them their popplets. Next, teachers can “publish” the popplets by hanging them on their classroom walls.
- Teachers can assign students a vocabulary word and require them to create a popplet that explains that word. Some ideas to include on a vocabulary-based popplet could be a picture of the word, the word’s definition, examples of the word, non-examples of the word, synonyms/antonyms of the word, and a contextualized sentence that uses the word correctly.
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|