Popplet is a fun and intuitive web application that allows you and your students to create galleries, mind maps and diagrams quickly an incredibly easily. I mean it. Ridiculously easily.
Pictures can easily be searched and added directly from Flickr and Facebook. The same applies to YouTube videos.
Popplets can then be shared on social networks or via email, exported as .jpg or .pdf files and embedded into websites. You can even invite others to collaborate on your popplets, enabling teacher-pupil collaboration or pair- and group-work.
Popplets can be created in the classroom with the aid of your students, live on the interactive whiteboard. Choose some relevant pictures from Flickr and then elicit vocabulary from the students, which you can then add to the popplet and link to the relevant picture. At the end of the lesson your students have a resource to help them with their written homework which they themselves had helped to create.
This tool offers fantastic classroom potential and I can’t wait to get my students working with it.
What do you think?