Evaluation matrix: Popplet

Name of teaching resource

Popplet

Weblink (if web based)

http://popplet.com/app/#/2438329

Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)

A year 2 class

How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)

Popplet can be used as either a group or individual project, or it can be used by the teacher as a visual aid.

Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?

The Popplet shown in the example would be appropriate to use in a biological science lesson. This corresponds with the content descriptor “Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves” (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, 2015) for a year 2 class.

Identify the strengths of this teaching resource

  • Very easy to use
  • Popplet lets you create an interesting visual aid that allows the user to insert images and videos.
  • Teaches children to organise their ideas and research information.
  • If children are working in a group, there is an option to have their name appear on any “Popple” they have contributed to the task.
  • Can be used on an iPad or PC.
  • Work can be printed.
  • Work can be shared via Facebook and other social media sites, as well as by email.
Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource

  • It only provides 5 free Popplets.
  • Limited options for text. Unable to change font or use bold or italics.
Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource

Popplet could be used as a mind map or brainstorm for any topic.

Teachers can create profiles on their students

 

 

 

                                                         REFERENCES

 

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2015). Science. Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/science/curriculum/f-10?layout=1#level2

 

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