10 Reasons To Carry Popplet In Your Digital Pencil Case

Many students use digital devices that contain tools to enhance their learning, a bit like the traditional pencil case that most students still carry. Limited space means only vital tools can fit in the pencil case. Same should go for digital equivalents: tablets, smartphones, Chromebooks… but that’s not the norm. There are currently so many learning apps available that devices often become cluttered in a way that the traditional pencil case can’t. So, to get the most out of your digital pencil case, you need to choose your tools wisely.

There are a lot of solid, useful educational apps out there and choosing what’s best can be a perplexing decision.  From what and our users tell us Popplet is a valuable addition to any digital pencil case and well worth having. If you’re new to Popplet or even a bit of a digital novice then there’s no better place to start. Here’s why.

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How To Get 10 Free Popplet Boards

Do you know that anyone who signs up for a Popplet web account gets ten Popplet boards absolutely free? No strings attached, no publicity (we never do that). Ten free popplets to do with as you please – that’s the deal. 

If you aren’t sure why you might want ten free popplets, enter “popplet” or “popplet….” followed by any topic you can think of into a search engine then click on images for a random samples of amazing Popplet creativity such as this:

Convinced? Let’s go!

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Public Popplets: Ten Of The Best Popplets Of All Time

If you are searching for ideas or inspiration for your own work, or you want to see what type of results Popplet can produce then check out Public Popplets.

Public Popplets is available to anyone who has signed up for a free Popplet account on the Popplet homepage. It is where people who use Popplet choose to share their work openly, allowing others to access it and make use of it.

Let’s take a quick look at what Popplet users have been sharing. Multiple languages, the global nature of Popple, and the sheer scope of the subject matter meant we had no problem at all in bringing together ten of the best Popplet ideas.

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Tutorial: How To Share On Public Popplets

A great many popplets are created and shared every single day. A quick look at Popplet’s very own open forum Public Popplets will reveal that hundreds of Popplet users choose to share their work publicly.

Public Popplets is the place to go when you are looking for ideas or inspiration. It is an excellent resource for educators. A place where the work their fellows and their students can be found. But Popplet isn’t just for education: a few minutes browsing in Public Popplets will reveal the enormous scope and variety of Popplet’s uses and users. Popplet work from all over the globe, in many languages, covering every subject imaginable.

How to Make a Popplet Public and Share it on Public Popplets

All newly created popplets are “private” by default, so Popplet authors need to choose if they want to have their work made available on Public Popplets. Most don’t share publicly at all, others share images of their work on social media. If you’re ready to share your work with the Popplet world, here’s how:

  • First, make sure you have a Popplet account. You can sign up by visiting the Popplet homepage, select log in, then click Sign up, and follow the instructions. When you’re done, you’ll have ten complimentary Popplet boards forever.
  • Next, create a new popplet or open on from your dashboard. We’re going to share Baby Names on Public Popplets, which is precisely what it says it is!
  • Then, when you’re popplet is open select the brown share button in the top right of the popplet.
  • Now you will see all of sharing options available, there are a lot and most of them are self-explanatory. However, to simply make your Popplet “public” and include in Public Popplets begin by clicking on make popplet public:
  • Finally, choose make this popplet public, and share in public popplets from the window that appears and save.

You’re popplet is now available in Public Popplets, and anyone with a Popplet account can view it and share the link and embed code. Anyone with the link can view the popplet, so that means pretty much everybody!

More About Public Popplets

How do I access Public Popplets?

Easy! From your Popplet dashboard select the Public Popplets tab. From there, you can choose to view the most recent or most popular popplets:

Can others share my popplet?

Yes, they can share the link. Other users can also immediately share your work on Twitter and Facebook. They can even embed your work on a website or blog post using the popplet embed code. Popular popplets will drive traffic to a website! Will other users be able to edit my work if I share it in Public Popplets? No, to do this you, as the Popplet’s author would need to add another person as a collaborator and specifically grant editing permissions.

Why can’t I see my work in Public Popplets?

Check that you have correctly followed the steps above. If you have then your popplet is in Public Popplets. Popplets in the “most recent” tab can only be viewed in date order. So, if you have recently made a popplet that you created at an earlier date public, then that’s where you will find it.

Can I remove a popplet from Public Popplets?

Of course, if you are the owner of the popplet board. Simply select one of the other two options in the make public window.

Can another Popplet user remove my popplet from Public Popplets? 

Only if you, as the owner, have given them editing permissions (see above). Or, if another user finds your work “inappropriate”, they can let Popplet know by clicking the report inappropriate content button. The Popplet will be removed from Public Popplets and an email sent to the popplet’s owner. If this happens to your popplet, respond to the email and we will investigate.

If you have any more questions about Public Popplets then contact the Popplet community on Twitter, or on our Facebook page.

Holiday Planning With Popplet

Summer is well and truly here, and it’s time to put those important finishing touches to those perfect vacation plans. Or, you might just be throwing caution to the wind this holiday season, surrendering to mood or fancy and striking out towards the unknown. Whatever your outlook or stage of vacation readiness, packing Popplet on your trip will add a new dimension to your travel adventure. Be it a short city break or a grand Amazonian adventure, before packing, by your side throughout your journey, and after your return, Popplet makes a trusty holiday buddy. Some ways Popplet can be helpful to the traveler or holidaymaker

  • Brainstorming holiday ideas – choose the place you really want to go while collaborating with holiday companions.
  • Itinerary – plan, plan, plan…if that’s your thing. A little bit doesn’t hurt anyone!
  • Holiday blog/postcard – record and share your experiences and send a “digital postcard” to friends and family.
  • The holiday photos – create a Popplet Presentation for yourself or to bore your friends on your return!.

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Using Popplet with Learners on the Autism Spectrum

Popplet is a mind-mapping application which allows users to capture and instantly record their ideas in various ways, and to quickly create useful and impressive visuals. These visuals can be refined if need be and presented and shared. Popplet also supports real-time collaboration, so students and teachers can work together in groups.

Popplet is mostly used by educators and learners but as a multipurpose graphic organizer, Popplet’s reach includes creative and business professionals. Popplet has found a place in the classroom, the boardroom; any place where learning is a priority.

One area where Popplet has continued to gain traction over the years is with the parents and educators of learners on the Autism Spectrum. Of course, individuals on the autism spectrum, like all individuals, vary in terms of learning requirements and no single app could possibly meet the whole range of their needs. As a multipurpose app, with a user-friendly interface, Popplet does tick a few boxes according to educators and other professionals who devote their time to working with their students to help them reach their learning goals.

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Exploring Popplet Features: The Timewarp Tool

Welcome to the second installment of our series of short blogs about Popplet features. If you missed the previous article, here’s the shortlist again:

  • Popples
  • The Timewarp Tool
  • Adding images, videos, text, and drawings
  • Color coding and other classification methods
  • Building a Popplet database
  • Real-time collaboration
  • Tools to export and share popplets including HTML
  • Access levels – permissions
  • Formatting tools

Today we’re going to be looking at how to make the most of The Timewarp Tool with the help of Jack and Jill’s holiday planner.

The Timewarp Tool, as you may have guessed, lets you return to a previous version of any popplet at a point when it was created, and view it. Timewarp tells you precisely when that version of your popplet was saved.

It’s good, even necessary to retrace your thinking sometimes, Timewarp allows this. It also makes a very respectable presentation tool.

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Exploring Popplet Features: The Mighty Popple!

Popplet is a mind-mapping graphic organizer for all age groups and for professional and academic work. It’s near infinite canvas allows ideas great and small to be instantly captured, shaped, and shared. To enable and support such a broad range of uses and users, Popplet has many powerful features that underpin an intuitive user-friendly interface. We are going to explore some these features over the next few weeks. Here’s the shortlist:

  • Popples
  • The Timewarp Tool
  • Adding images, videos, text, and drawings
  • Color coding and other classification methods
  • Building a Popplet database
  • Real-time collaboration
  • Tools to export and share popplets including HTML
  • Access levels – permissions
  • Formatting tools

Let’s begin with the basic building block of all Popplet creation: The Mighty Popple!

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Popplet Update Version 2.5 – What’s New?

Popplet Version 2.5 is here at last and we thank you for your patience. If you haven’t already got the update you will definitely have it soon. If you want it right now, check “updates” in The App Store on your iOS device. Can’t see it? Search for Popplet or Popplet Lite and you should be able to update your app straight away.

Popplet v2.5 contains all of the critical fixes necessary for smooth running on the latest iOS updates and Apple devices. There’s also some of what you asked us for, and a lot more besides. Check it out:

  • Updates to Support the Newest iPads and Apple Pencil
  • Photo Permissions for Exporting Popplets with iOS 12.1.4
  • Updated for iPhone XS Form Factors
  • Modernization of Underlying Framework
  • Support For Multitasking on The iPad – Including Split View
  • Performance Improvements
  • Tons of Under The Hood Modernization
  • Added Awesomeness

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12 Popplet Activities For Kindergarten and First-grade

There is a lot going on in the early stages of a child’s formal learning. Those amazing years when learning and fun are inseparable. Kids turn up to class happy and raring to go, open to all we can give them.

As every early-years educator knows, the amazing, overwhelming potential that little learners bring to the classroom, can quickly become simply “overwhelming” if the little minds are not fed a constant diet of captivating creative activities.

Not surprisingly, many Kindergarten and First-grade teachers are embracing digital technologies like Popplet and making them a part of their daily classroom activities, nurturing and educating early-learners. We could explain, but it’s far better that you take a look at their amazing work.

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