I decided to use Popplet Lite to brainstorm some of its possible uses in the classroom. I came up with quite a few ideas pretty quickly!
This is a free, very simple to use app with great potential. The lite version allows you to save the Popplet as a jpg in your iPad’s photo library. What I like about this is that students can then upload them to their blogs. It’s important to be aware that once you clear a Popplet from your app to begin a new one, you can’t go back edit.
Last year, i loved the idea of using apps instead of paper and pencil to add variety to our projects, but their use seemed so time-consuming at times. This would also be great to use when time is limited as it doesn’t require login, and the choices are limited, so it’s great for a no frills, quick activity. Students can also email them to you as a way of turning it in.
A similar app with a few more features is Inspiration Maps Lite. It comes with loadable templates and is visually a little more interesting.