This morning I logged onto Twitter and was ecstatic to see the above notification from Popplet. A few days ago I had tweeted out a link to the Tech in Focus Popplet iBook that I released on the iBooks Store and saw that Popplet favorited my tweeted. I was happy to see that they favorited it, but that joy was nothing compared to the excitement that came from them highly recommending my book! I write to share my ideas and passions with others, and having an app like Popplet, that I have used in my teaching and that has thousands of followers, acknowledge and share my eBook was a huge moment! I look forward to continuing adding titles to the Tech in Focus series and writing for other publications. New opportunities and doors are constantly opening, and I look forward to continuing to share my passion with readers and educators around the world.
Chances are you've heard of Popplet, a web and iPad based tool that allows users to organize their thoughts, but many people only use Popplet as a brainstorming tool. Lately I've been exploring additional ways to use Popplet in the English Language Arts classroom. For instance, the bubbles can be turned into any size and order, and can include text, videos, images, and drawings. This allows students to digitally work with words, word parts, vocabulary, story structure, and so much more! During my exploration, I brainstormed a list of potential uses:
How have you used Popplet in your classroom?