Popplet ESL Activities: Vocabulary Building (2)

Popplet is a mind-mapping app, which offers a limitless canvas that lets users capture ideas then organize and connect them in a multitude of ways. It’s no surprise that vocabulary building and Popplet are such a good fit. A language might consist of millions of words – a daunting prospect for the language learner. Fortunately, getting to know each and every word is not how vocabulary building works. The key to understanding a lexicon is to navigate its vastness through its connections. Popplet is the perfect tool for this.

In our previous article, we introduced some ways to teach language learners vocabulary by employing Popplet’s user-friendly features. We hope we gave some indication of Popplet’s potential as an adaptable, effective application for the ESL classroom. Next, we are going to examine more vocabulary building strategies by focussing on:

Let’s begin with the words that every English language student loves to hate: phrasal verbs!

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Top of The Popplets! – May 2016

The merry month of May has passed and left in its wake the usual fabulous assortment of Popplet ideas. As well as quite a few big hurrahs for Moms on Mother Appreciation Days everywhere, this month saw Speaking Exam, Digital Competency and Kenning Poem popplets. Where else could you experience such variety?

We Love Or Moms!

A superlative sampling of some of the marvelous mom appreciation popplets created by Mrs. Oxley-Simpson’s first-grade class. Each and every one these budding junior Picassos has harnessed the power of the Popplet drawing tool to create a colorful and radiant portrait of possibly the most important person in their lives.  And if these mini-masterpieces weren’t enough to convince us that these kids are serious about their moms, just check out their wonderful comments. Bravo guys!

Mom Popplets 3-COLLAGE

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Mom Bloggers Use Popplet! Maria Talks Language Games With Kids

Mom bloggers using Popplet get double the opportunities to use our visual thinking and idea management app. At home, Popplet can be used by families as part of language games with kids, while at the home office desk, Popplet can help organize blog ideas and manage content plans.

Danish mom bloggers Maria Grundtvig

Maria Grundtvig

Maria Grundtvig is one of our many international Popplet users. Her blog “My cousin Maria” – in Danish, Min Kusine Maria – shares her skills and knowledge as both a mom and as a trained speech and language pathologist.

For mom bloggers around the world just starting out, Maria shares her experiences in our Popplet People interview. She talks about using Popplet in language games with kids, organizing her blog ideas with Popplet and building an international blog audience. Continue reading