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Popplet is the simplest tool to capture and organize your ideas. With Popplet you can quick jot down your ideas and sort them visually.

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Popplet is great for school and for learning in the classroom and at home. Students use Popplet to think and learn visually. By capturing facts, thoughts, and images, students learn to create relationships between them and generate new ideas.

Popplet is also great for work and for generating ideas in the office or on the go. Professionals use Popplet to generate ideas and plan projects. By brainstorming visually or jotting down notes, Popplet helps professionals organize their thoughts and generate their next big idea.

With this version of Popplet you can have as many Popplet boards as you would like on your iPhone or iPad.
People use Popplet to:

+ Study: School Projects, Class Notes
+ Explore Ideas: Brainstorming, Mindmapping
+ Plan Projects: Diagrams, Process Charts
+ Collect Inspiration: Mood Boards, Scrapbook, Travel Plans

Key Features:

+ Unlimited local boards
+ Capture notes in text
+ Capture notes with images
+ Capture notes with a drawing tool
+ Change the color of your notes and Popplet board
+ Link notes to each other visually
+ Export as PDF as JPEG
+ Pinch to zoom and expand
+ Multi Language Support
+ See the Popplet boards of other users through the ‘Public’ tab to get inspired

These are additional features if you sign-up and create an ‘online’ account:

+ 10 free ‘online’ boards accessible through a web browser at www.popplet.com
+ Ability to collaborate with other Popplet users on your online boards

We are committed to continually improving and updating Popplet and would love to hear what you think. Come visit us at www.popplet.com or email us at support@popplet.com. You can also follow us on Twitter at @poppletny!

NOTE – UPGRADING FROM POPPLET LITE : If you are upgrading from Popplet Lite, you can transfer your Popplet by choosing “Select All” from the gear menu and then “Copy”. Then switch to Popplet (the full version) and select “Paste” from the gear menu.


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  1. Karen Guerrero says:

    This app is a great collaboration tool for students to brainstorm ideas and demonstrate their understanding of key ideas/concepts in the classroom. The great thing about this tool is it tags all entries with the authors so it is easy for instructors to monitor participation.

  2. Melanie Kroening - Mesa Community College says:

    Popplet is not only a paid iPad application but a free digital tool that can be utilized by students to create up to 3 collaborative mind maps. Popplet is an easy to use mind mapping tool that has collaboration options. Students can jointly develop a ‘Popplet’ and their contributions are recorded separately. Each bubble can contain text, can be color coded, or contain an image or video.

    Samples: http://popplet.com/app/index.php#/987120, http://popplet.com/app/index.php#/159352, http://popplet.com/app/index.php#/159368

  3. Beth Alsen - Mesa Community College says:

    This app is the one of my top FAV mind maps. I chose this specifically over the other iPad Apps because it is mobile across devices and allows for additional collaborators at the same time. That’s right…you can have multiple learners brainstorming all at the same time! In fact, we use this app when teaching how to map a course. It is fantastic because as an instructor, I can readily seen who has added what because each popple is tagged by name and color. Also, while learners can add, they cannot delete! If they do not agree with a popple then, they can add a comment and explain why. This is a great app and definitely is one for the road!

    Popplet with Multiple Users: http://popplet.com/app/#/879678
    Popplet with Pics and Video: http://popplet.com/app/#/844824

  4. Nicki Maines - Mesa Community College says:

    This app is awesome to create a mindmap. It is available as an app or also through the Web. So, even those students that don’t have an iPad can use it. It is a great way for students to organize their thoughts or brainstorm for a project. Popplet is very easy to use with little instruction. The main instruction to give students is how to save their files as a .jpg after they are done. Here are the instructions I give:

    Don’t forget to save your popplet along the way. This will be saved in your popplet account. Click the crank icon and then click save. Once you complete your popplet, export it to a .jpg format. To do this, click the crank icon, click export, click jpeg and then save this to your computer. Then submit the file by uploading the .jpeg file to this assignment dropbox in Canvas.

    Here is an instructional video about Popplet:


    I also provide students with a sample popplet so they can see what I’m looking for. 7 Benefits of Mind Maps:

    1. Easy way to organize scattered thoughts
    2. Connects topics and ideas
    3. Use colors to identify key ideas and separate different thoughts
    4. Images can replace words and often are easier to remember and expand upon
    5. Can be used for note taking, meetings, personal matters, collaborating, problem solving etc.
    6. Visual interpretation of thoughts, ideas and concepts – Aids in visual learning
    7. Aids in retaining and remembering information

    Students found this app easy to use and many said they would use it for all of their courses.

  5. Megan Garvy - Mesa Community College says:

    I LOVE this app! Popplet has been incredibly valuable for program and concept design. I have used this app several times to create virtual maps of programs that are easy to share with others on print and electronically. This app is so cool to use in the classroom, too, because every voice is heard with color coding and labeling. Collaborative groups can virtually contribute to the design of these concept maps. A bonus feature of the app is the ability to add images as well as video.

    Sample: Education Studies Department Vision

  6. Annapurna Ganesh - Mesa Community College says:

    This is one of the best tools I have found for mapping/webbing. In my classes in collaborative teams students create webs of integrated curriculum units based on individual themes/topics. Here is an example of a theme unit based on Arizona, which we worked on as a class example to explore this tool. Popplet allows text, video, drawing, to create popples.

  7. Amalia Spero - Mesa Community College says:

    I used this tool with my 4th grade Spanish immersion classroom. This was a unit based on the different tribes that lived in Arizona and the main components. We worked in the classroom and collaborated and the students provided feedback.

  8. Amanda P. - Mesa Community College says:

    I love Popplet, I used it a before and recently to present some of my presentation’s for my classes. It’s like a graphic organizer you write out on paper, but just a digital version of it and you don’t have to worry about writing out what your presenting. It’s very easy to use and a great alternative then just using a power point.

  9. Rene - Mesa Community College says:

    I used this app/website recently to create a curriculum map for an assignment. I think it is great! It is the simplest way to create a mind map or timeline and easy to use. I used the free version but when previewing the paid for version I saw so many different themes you can use for your project or assignment. I do give it 4 stars instead of 5 because it can be sensitive and sometimes you have to click in exactly the right place to move or adjust your popple.

  10. Mackenzie Baker - Mesa Community College says:

    I loved this app because it is a great way to show prior knowledge by making the spiderweb layouts. It is clear and easy to see once laid out and easy to set up as well. I will totally be using this app in my high school english class to go over a novel before getting started. Or using it as a CAT so the students can show understanding.

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