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LDT Online: Popplet

LDT Online: Popplet

Alicia Marie Alicia Marie King earned this badge on Mar 2, 2018

Popplet is a tool designed to help you create graphic organizers, mind maps, concept maps and with other brainstorming efforts.


  • Popplet as a tool

    Reflect on the various ways that Popplet could be used in the educational, training, or personal learning environments. From your selected perspective, describe two different examples where Popplet could be integrated and used. In both cases, explain why Popplet could positively impact learning.

    Use the open text area to submit your reflective response. As a suggestion, you may want to first compose your response in a word processed document, check for all editing that needs to be completed, save your response so that you can access it later, if needed, and then copy and paste your response in the open text area for this challenge.

    Popplet is a great tool for students. I would use this in my classroom to brainstorm topics and ideas for a research paper. It would make a great writing web activity. Students can manipulate, bring in ideas that relate to their topic and more. They could also use this to present about their research topic instead of writing a paper. This might be great for a student who needs more a visual response and gets overwhelmed by too much writing.

    This could also be used by the teacher for classroom or e-learning instruction. A teacher can create a popplet that connects ideas about the topic they are discussing. It would make a great visual for students.  A teacher can also link more information for higher level thinking or remediation activities and resources for struggling students.  
  • Using Popplet

    Step-by-step instructions for completing this challenge 

    1. Review these Popplet tutorials
    2. Go to the Popplet website (www.popplet.com) to get started
    3. Complete each of the following*:
      • Create a Popplet account.
      • Make a new Popplet with a professional background color that does not distract from the content.
      • Add at least 5 bubbles/shapes.
      • Add at least 4 connections linking your bubbles/shapes.
      • Add relevant text to each of your 5+ bubbles/shapes.  This information must add and relate back to the Popplet that it is referencing.
      • Add an appropriate color to each of your bubbles/shapes (the color should be as professional as possible and not distract from the content of the Popplet).
      • Upload at least 1 relevant image to your Popplet.
      • Link at least 1 Popplet to an outside source via URL (website, video, etc.)
      • Add at least 1 video to your Popplet.
      • Create a professional presentation in Popplet that demonstrates your completion of the badge requirements explained above.  The presentation should last at least 30 seconds.
      • Using Jing, SnagIt, Screencast-o-matic, or a similar application, create a screencast of your Popplet presentation.
      • Insert a link to your screencast.

    * This list of tasks was adapted from the work of R. West, D. Randall (2014) and their colleagues at Brigham Young University (iptedtec.org). Permission was granted for the use of this list of tasks.

    Criteria for successfully completing this challenge

    1. Deliverables have all been uploaded as described below and are accessible by the grader, and contain all required elements (see list). 
    2. Screencast presentation demonstrates professionalism in the following ways:
      • Screencast audio is clear and unmuffled
      • Narration of screencast is coherent
      • Presentation topic is itself coherent and useful
      • Popplet is used effectively as an illustration tool for presentation
      • Movements/demonstrations on screen complement narration
      • Presentation includes/highlights all the required Popplet elements (see list below)

    Deliverables for this challenge

    Link to a 30-90 second screencast of your Popplet-aided presentation.  Presentation must showcase the following:

    • Five Popplets
    • At least four connections amongst Popplets
    • Relevant text in Popplets
    • Appropriate, professional color in background and Popplets
    • One image
    • One link to outside source
    • One link to another outside Popplet
    • One video

    NOTE: If you don't know what a screencast is or how to create one, then click on the following links. You will quickly find a variety of uses for these easy to use applications.