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.

Taking Care of Myself

How can I take care of myself? Asked and answered in this great popplet from Brooke. Color-coded, cool images, pertinent information, video…it speaks for itself!

Types of Reactions – Science

This is one for the scientists and has been one of the most viewed popplets of all time! A clear, concise explanation of types of chemical reactions. Simple visuals, video, and free of wordy explanations – science and Popplet are all about observation.

Air and Weather

Everybody is interested in the weather. Even in places where the climate stays more or less constant the whole year round, folks watch, read about, or listen to weather reports. Of course, for many things, knowing weather conditions is essential: sailing, flying, going on holiday…but wouldn’t it be interesting to know more?

Festivals in Poland: An Annual Cultural Timeline

Popplet boards contain all sorts of information, organized in many different ways. This hugely popular record of Poland’s annual festivals is presented timeline fashion, a format normally reserved for history popplets. But here we have it – a whole year of culture on a single popplet. An easily adaptable activity for any country or region.

Parlez-vous français? – Languages

“verbo-tonale: tableaux de base” is an exploration of French pronunciation. It appears complex. However, for students and teachers of the French language, it is a highly useful resource…and what a resource it is. It makes use of links to direct viewers to websites of interest. It also makes use of popplet’s very own library/filing system Popplet Linker. Look closely and you will see the linked popples above the center image. Each of these popples is a link to another piece of this grand work.

Lesson Plan: -ed Endings

Here we have a popplet that demonstrates how a lesson plan can be visualized and executed. Educators often use Popplet to plan their lessons. This ESL / TESOL lesson for English learners will hopefully illuminate one of the many baffling aspects of the English language that learners encounter – the pronunciation of “ed” at the end of some verbs and adjectives. Easily adaptable for any lesson, or any plan whatsoever.

Agujeros Negros (Black Holes)

Despite its three, possibly even multi-dimensional nature, the Universe and the study of heavenly bodies remain a firm favorite for Popplet users. It’s difficult to imagine the size of the universe, and some of the science can sometimes seem a bit beyond the capacity of us mere mortals. Take black holes for example: what is a black hole really? If you’re feeling mystified, this excellent visual on the matter will definitely help. Some subjects just need to be visualized, and that’s what Popplet does best.

Personajes Frankenstein (Frankenstein: Characters)

Popplet finds many uses in literacy, especially in learning. There are a great many activities, mostly covering core curriculum goals for all ages. Character analysis is just one literary popplet activity. This Frankenstein character study, which provides portraits and information about all the primary and secondary players in Mary Shelley’s classic tale of a man’s attempts to control nature, is as fine an example as we have seen. It’s also been viewed and shared numerous times.

Province of Quebec

Geography and History combine is this detailed presentation of the economic, social, cultural, and territorial aspects which formed this well-known and highly respected region of Canada. Amazing attention to detail, the inclusion of excellent visuals as images, and top-notch organization make for a compelling and popular visual.

Las Plantas (Plants)

This beautiful popplet,  detailing so elegantly and simply the lifecycle, morphology and other aspects of plant life has been republished many, many times. Its use of clear diagrams and videos make it an excellent learning resource. Click, see, grow!

When a popplet has been shared in Public Popplets it is available for all to benefit from. Share directly from Public Popplets to social media as well as links in messages and emails. With Popplet’s embed code any popplet can be added to blogs and web pages – some popplets are very popular and can help drive traffic to your page.

To access even more popplet work, or to share your own popplets join the Popplet community on Twitter and on our Facebook page.

Tutorial: Popplet on The iPad and iPhone – Transferring Popplets to the Online Tab

We have all done it. Spent precious time creating a magnificent piece of Popplet wizardry on the iPad, or quickly saved a few important ideas on the Popplet iPhone app only to later discover, while sitting down to take a look at our popplets on the computer, that our hard work has gone! Breathe! We check our iOS devices, and there it is. Question is: Why can’t I see my Popplet online?

The Popplet app has three tabs:

  • iPad/iPhone/iPod
  • online
  • public

If you can’t find the Popplet you are looking for online,  but you are able to access it in the Popplet iOS app, then the Popplet was probably created in the device tab.

To create a Popplet on your iOS device and be able work on it in from your computer/laptop then choose the online tab.

Back to our problem: I don’t want to spend time redoing all my work, is there a way to transfer a popplet from the device tab to the online tab? Fortunately, there is.

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Tutorial: Popplet on The iPad and iPhone – Tabs

We have been receiving a lot of questions about using Popplet on iOS devices recently – not at all surprising since most of us access Popplet on the iPad. So, we thought we’d publish a series of short tutorials to clarify a few things.

One question that has come up recently is:  What’s the difference between all the tabs I can see when I open Popplet on my iPad, iPhone, or iPod? Let’s take a look, shall we?

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Welcome To The New Popplet iPad App!

We have rebuilt our iPad app from the ground up to create the best visual thinking experience possible! The new version of our iPad/iPhone/iPod app is now available in the iTunes app store and makes the most of all the capabilities of the latest iOS operating system.

Here’s an overview of what you can expect and how we are continuing to improve our Popplet products for you, our loyal users all around the world! Continue reading

Get Inspired: Popplet Examples To Get Your Brain Jucies Flowing!

Get inspired to create visual thinking maps and concept outlines that help you remember new information, make connections between ideas, and share your thoughts and unique perspective.

This year, we have some great new features planned, including tagging popplets to help you better store your popplet creations with key words and subject categories. We are also looking forward to offering you a new way to share your popplets with the world, with new popularity rankings of public popplets.

While we put the finishing touches on these features, you can get inspired to create new mind maps and concept outlines with our online, iPad, iPhone and iPod apps by viewing some Popplet examples on our new Pinterest account.

We admit, we have been a bit slow to jump on the Pinterest bus. It is a great tool for sharing images, but we love how a publicly shared Popplet is interactive and lets you move around it, zoom in and out, play videos and jump to links. We were worried that none of that interactivity is available through Pinterest.

But on the other hand, we know many of our users are on Pinterest, and sometimes, you want to get inspired by seeing other Popplet examples and learn from how they have been laid out, color coded, and organized. You might not be so fussed about the actual content, so you don’t need to move about so much or click on and watch a youtube video: what you want to get inspired by is the overall organization and mind map design. Well, if that’s the case, our set of Pinterest boards are ideal mind fodder for you! Continue reading

Popplet Now Available In The iPhone App Store

Share the news! Here’s our latest press release about Popplet being available through the iPhone App Store!

In addition to a recent version upgrade available for the iPad app version, the visual thinking tool and ideas platform Popplet is now available for the iPhone and iPod through the iPhone app store.

Popplet allows users to combine text, graphics and images together on a ‘popplet canvas’ in order to make new connections between ideas and concepts. It is used for workflow mapping, idea generation, research collection, design outlines, and note taking.

iPhone App Store

Popplet on the iPhone

The iPhone version of the app is available from the iPhone app store, iTunes, for $USD4.99 (€3.99) and comes with the following features:

  • Boundless canvas that can store ideas in ‘popple ballons’ of text, images and video
  • Pan and zoom functionality to navigate quickly and smoothly across a popplet canvas
  • Realtime collaboration between iPhone, iPad and web app users
  • Capacity to export popplets in jpeg and pdf formats.

The new iPad app version has an improved user interface and is provided as a free upgrade to current users.

“Popplet is more than just a mind mapping software,” said Popplet co-founder, Jared Schiffman. “Our app lets users think visually and makes us of how creativity works to connect ideas in a completely new way. You can work with text, images, photos and video on the one popplet canvas to explore ideas and collaborate in realtime across teams.”

Popplet is used by creative professionals as a productivity software tool and has a large following amongst the education sector where it is used by students of all ages across a range of school and college subjects.

The iPhone and iPod versions have been keenly requested by current app users and means the app is now available for use across iOS devices.

We encourage our Popplet users to please leave review feedback on the iPhone App Store after downloading.