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Each popple can also have comments attached to it. This might serve to keep a tally count of repetitions of an idea or a simple explanation to signify it's importance. You might use this space to include a definition of a new word or a list of synonyms, as well. The possibilities of popplet within the classroom are endless. To help illustrate this point, I have made a list of ideas below.
Independent Student Work
- create a timeline
- describe the beginning, middle, end, characters, and setting of a story
- brainstorm topics to write about based on a broad category (emotions, places, etc.)
Whole Group Instruction
- chart what students know, want to know, and have learned
- plan possible topics for writing, reading, etc.
- brainstorm ways to solve a problem
- sequence/organize a set of multi-set directions
- make predictions about an event
- reflect on an activity
The ISTE Standards state that students should be able to communicate information and ideas effectively using a variety of media and format, as well as collaborate with peers using a variety of digital environments and media. Popplet is a great free resource that allows you to easily provide young learners with these experiences and preserve your creations for future class sessions or activities.