Using Popplet app to produce a revision mind map.

A hand full of students enjoyed some after school revision today that involved learning with the iPads. Students were able to independently revise with the aid of the iPads, Popplet app and also the internet.

Students worked well using the Popplet app and BBC Bitesize to aid revision. Students produced a mind map that could be shared via email to other students in the form of a jpeg. The students were able to import photos, videos, drawings and text to customise their mind map.

Popplet is available as a free (lite app) or full version which is £2.99 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Full details of the differences between the versions can been viewed via the app store.The popplet app that we used was the lite version which provided limited control over the way that the mind map could be shared and saved. The full version of the app provides multiple mind maps to be saved and revisited at any time. Popplet is also available online which requires uses to sign up,  allows users to save mind maps and also an excellent way to share the mind map via twitter. This option allows provides an excellent way for teachers to check progress, demonstrate learning and also collaborate with others. Using the web version, users may share the link to their poppet to allow group collaboration. This would provide an excellent opportunity for students to learn collaboratively in school, at home or on the move.

An example can be seen below.

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About smarterlearning

Teacher of Science at Clevedon School. Apple Distinguished Educator.

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