With COVID-19 changing the way we live and learn, it’s clear that supporting educators, students and parents is more critical than ever. In light of that we’ve decided to make the iPad Paid version of Popplet free for a period of time.
Popplet was designed from the outset to make visual learning and collaboration easy and accessible to learners of all ages. We hope providing the app to more students helps them, as we continue to navigate an uncharted environment for learning and schooling. Below are some ideas for how to use Popplet in this learning environment:
How To Download the Paid iPad Version of Popplet for Free
How to Use Popplet with Classroom Video Conferencing Tools
If you’re teaching groups of students whether it be Pre-K and upwards, you may already be using a video conference tool like Zoom or Google Hangouts. You can easily integrate Popplet into these lessons.
Popplet works best for visual learning activities, allowing the instant capture of ideas as well as the creation of simple or complex mind-mapping diagrams that help students learn, create, and display their work.
Remember, a video classroom can work just like your classroom. You can set up break out areas, so students can work in pairs and groups. Or have a student work on their own and share with the class.
Here are some ideas for how to use Popplet in a video classroom or for assignments:
Live On Video
- Mind-map science topics – Animal Kingdom, Planets, Biology, Lifecycles…
- Math – Geometry (Shapes), Place Value, Fractions…
- Literacy – Reading, Writing, Literacy studies, Phonics for early-years…
If you’re using a platform like Zoom you can show a Popplet using ‘Share”.
Time Well Spent In-Between Live Classes
- Group assignments: Science, History, Social Studies…
- Visual book reports
- Learning a new language – English, Español, 普通话
For more ideas on how to share Popplet work go here: Let’s Work Together: Sharing with Popplet and the World
How to Use Popplet for Homeschooling (for Parents)
Parents, Popplet is here to help you. We’ve generated a list of some ideas for you:
Popplet is easy to use, for any age-group, even for Kindergarteners and Elementary students. As an example, below is a Popplet created by a four-year-old and their mom!
Example Projects for you and your kid:
- Popplet Math – creating simple equations (2 + 2 = 5) to teach mathematical symbols and study numeracy at different levels
- Biographies – any age group really. Who do you admire and why?
- Engage the Popplet Drawing tool – Kids love to draw!
Remember too, Popplet isn’t just for younger learners. Older children and even college students use Popplet for their work:
Additional Popplet Resources and Inspiration
It’s actually hard to think of a subject that does not naturally lend itself to a Popplet board. It’s such a flexible tool, so easy to use but with powerful features, it makes the perfect all-rounder both in and out of the classroom. If you’re looking for more ideas, you want to see what others have done, or you’re simply looking for something new to try, here’s where to look:
Poppletrocks – At the top of the page, you’ll see a search window. Type in what it is you’re looking for and take a look at our previous blog posts.
Public Popplets – go to the Popplet Homepage and sign up for a free Popplet account. This will give you ten complimentary popplets, which will sync with the popplets on your iOS device (nice!) and access to Popplet’s open sharing space where hundreds of popplets are shared daily.
Social Media – join us, the Popplet community on Twitter and on our Facebook page.
Please take care, stay safe, and let us know if you have any further questions at all.
– The Popplet Team