Welcome to Popplet Formatting Techniques, the place to be if you are interested in learning the art of efficient and elegant popplet creation.
The series so far…
Selecting Popples and Multiple Actions: Learn how to copy and paste a single popple or dozens of popples, and perform editing and formatting actions such as changing text size and color on lots of popples at the same time
Popplet is efficient, fun and simple to use. So simple, and so much fun that before you know it, even the best intentioned of popplet boards can quickly become cluttered and a little unmanageable. And as the fun of adding more and more information takes hold, popples might just start to get a touch unruly. Not to worry! Most of the time order can be quickly restored to a popplet board by employing simple formatting techniques such as:
Creating additional popplets, and using Popplet Linker to connect them.
Adding textual information to Popplet Comments, clearing space on the main board.
Making Popple Stacks using the formatting tools located in the organize menu to cleverly create the temporary space big enough to hold all of your ideas
Popplet is the perfect tool for visualizing ideas, processes and information and its intuitive and friendly interface means that impressive and valuable work product can often be instantly created. There are also times when a Popplet’s visual impact and effectiveness can be improved by applying formatting techniques:
For increased clarification and simplification of ideas
When there are a large number of popples on a single board
Collaborating on a popplet
Just because you want your popplet to look better
Popplet comes equipped with a set of formatting tools that are more than a match for all formatting needs, and with them, even the most unruly popples can be brought into line. They can be accessed through organize located in the cog menu:
Who can see my Popplet? – a frequently asked question, especially by educators and parents. The answer is that it’s entirely up to you. If a popplet makes you so proud that you want to share it with a wider audience, then you can. On the other hand, if you would like a little privacy, or even total privacy, you can have that too.
Popplet features a range privacy levels that let you manage who can see your popplets, and how. Safe and simple, like all things Popplet. The different levels are outlined below:
“for your eyes only”, make this popplet private, a popplet’s default privacy setting
“need to know”, make this popplet public, but don’t show in public popplets
“me, you…everybody”, make this popplet public, and show in public popplets
All ideas great or small can find a home in Popplet: from a simple “to do” list to the exciting seeds of a new project. And when it’s time for good ideas to become great ideas then it’s time to share them.
Popplet helps you to share your work by addingcollaborators.When you add collaborators you will be able to:
Invite and receive feedback on your work
Ask and answer questions
Participate in classroom activities in real time
Set and participate group assignments and group discussions
Work together on projects in real time
Assign access levels and user permissions
There are 2 levels of collaboration:
Popplet Comments – great for feedback and note taking as Popplet Comments do not appear in the main popplet board.
Editing – as well as comments, collaborators can add new popples to a Popplet board.
With Popplet there are not one, but two ways to transform Popplet boards into impressive presentations. Both modes are easy to enable and equally effective in the boardroom, the classroom or the living room.
Everything you need to give the perfect Popplet presentation can be found in the view menu, just open the popplet you want to present, click on the cog menu (1), then select view (2) and you are given three options (3):
Presentation mode – display each and any popple, one at a time, in any order you choose
Presentation mode 2 – display multiple popplets in the same frame
Hide nametags – useful for public sharing and presentations
Popplet Comments lets you add extra information in text form to individual popples, storing this information discretely behind the main popplet board and adding a whole new dimension to your collaborative work.
Like all things Popplet, this feature is simple and powerful. It is also remarkably versatile and can be advantageously employed in many different situations. Discover how to make your Popplets better and more accessible to others by simply adding comments. Take a look at some of the things Popplet users are doing:
Hold onto thoughts or ideas that you aren’t quite ready to let go of – could be a whole other Popplet!
Prevent Popplets from becoming cluttered by storing stuff as comments.
Take notes: in class, during meetings, anywhere…connect notes to visuals.
Create creative text, while using photos or images as visual cues for inspiration.
Add research notes to your Popplet work, which can then be shared.
Show your working, shed some more light on your process.
Work together,collaborate on projects/homework.
Real time communication in group/classroom work.
How to Add Comments
To activate comments all you have to do is select a popple to highlight it, then click on the black comment bubble that sits just above the top right hand corner:
***UPDATE: As of January 2018, it will no longer be possible to add videos to your popplets from YouTube using the method below. This DOES NOT that mean you can’t add YouTube videos, you can. Click here to learn how. The Vimeo function is unaffected and you can still add videos directly from Vimeo following the instructions below.***
One of Popplet’s most popular features is that video from Youtube and Vimeo can be directly and instantly added to any Popplet you are working on. Recently, we’ve made some improvements to this feature. We have added more search options and provided a new friendlier, cleaner interface. If you have been adding videos to your Popplet work recently, the process is now so simple and so seamless, that you could be forgiven for not noticing these improvements at all!
Just imagine the perfect video for your popplet, and a few moments later, there it is, a part of your work forever. Of course, if you change your mind, you can change the video! With Vimeo and Youtube, you will always have a broad and rich selection available to bring life to your popplets. So how’s it done?
There are now three ways to add videos. Take a look at this Planet Popplet:
So, you’ve had a few ideas and your screen is starting to look a little bit cluttered. Like your thoughts, it’s time to get your popples in order. Maybe you are seeking fresh perspective, just cleaning house or perhaps you feel that your creation is approaching completion: whatever the reason, Popplet’s Organize Menu contains the tools to bring unruly popples into line.
Popplet’s Organize Menu is found by clicking on the cog menu, then organize as shown below. A list containing all the organizing tools appears: