- conveying messages effectively
- multiple forms of expression
- digital creation
- using and applying technology
Key Standards Supported
|W.1: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.1.6||With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.|
|W.2: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.2.6||With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.|
|W.3: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.3.6||With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.|
|W.4: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.4.6||With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.|
|W.5: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.5.6||With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.|
|W.6: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.6.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.|
|W.7: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.7.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.|
|W.8: Production and Distribution of Writing|
|W.8.6||Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.|
ProsUser-friendly format lets students focus on presentation content instead of dealing with a complicated interface.
ConsEditing capability is almost non-existent; students can't revise drawings or move photographs.
Bottom LineGreat Web-based presentation tool for beginners.
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Students will find this an easy and engaging way of putting together a class presentation, especially since they can add video, images, and comments. Collaboration is possible.
While revision isn’t supported (e.g., spell check or editing), students create presentations, organize information, and add content. Sharing and collaborating features allow for cooperative learning and social networking.
This is not a complex site. The tutorial is extremely easy and user friendly, and the settings icon leads to more information about the site. Minimal troubleshooting needed.
Popplet is a click-and-drag platform that facilitates easy organization of information, pictures, and drawings. It gives students a quick way to organize information, color-code topics, type in data, and add comments. Images can be added from Flickr, Facebook, or your computer. Kids can also add content from Google maps and videos from YouTube directly. Students can add collaborators via email invitation and share their popplets in a variety of outlets, including Twitter, Facebook, and through embed codes for blogs or websites. A particular strength of this website is its ease of use and intuitive design. Students can easily craft presentations that include color, images, videos, and text. Once they’re finished, clicking on presentation mode allows students to select the order in which the presentation will zoom in to each popplet.
Creating an account is easy; although it does require an email address, no activation email or link is required. Once they're in the site, a short tutorial walks kids through the creation of their first popplet. Each student must create his or her own account, as there is no class feature. Students can create up to five popplets each with the free version, share their popplets with others through the Add Collaborator button, or publish their popplets online in several venues. Collaborators can comment on or add to the popplet itself. The cog wheel icon has a drop-down list with most features, such as timewarp, permissions, and export as .jpg or .pdf. The presentation mode is found here, as well, allowing the presenter to determine the order in which to zoom in to each popplet.Read More Read Less
It's great for organizing data, but there are a couple of funky quirks. While Popplet allows editing of text, it doesn't allow editing, moving, or erasing of drawings, beyond clearing the entire drawing. Neither does it allow movement of imported images; once the image is in place, there it remains. There's no spell check for text or way to insert text in different locations, such as at the top of an image. However, the overall package provides a compact, straightforward presentation tool.Read More Read Less
Though not quite sophisticated enough for high school-level presentations, Popplet is entirely appropriate for elementary and middle school students or situations requiring a minimalist approach to presentations. You might ask students to showcase their knowledge of a given topic via a popplet instead of a written report. For example, on a mammal unit, you could have each student choose an animal to present, include pictures and informational text, and even post a video.Read More Read Less
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