Popplet is a free online tool which lets you create a visual mindmap with ease, combining text, images, links and videos. This could be useful as a tool to use collaboratively with a class to outline planning together for a new topic, perhaps using the interactive whiteboard. Or it could be a way to record learning as pupils research about a topic. The simplicity of adding images, text links and videos is coupled with the ease with which any part can be re-ordered or moved to suit the visual presentation style desired.
Popplet can also be used as an alternative to Powerpoint in delivering presentations, well suited to the needs of a primary school.
Watch the video introduction to Popplet below:
Mark Bromley has created a video which serves as an introduction and short tutorial to using Popplet in the primary classroom.
Miss Noor has provided several suggestions for the use of Popplet in various curricular areas in the classroom, along with an example Popplet presentation.
So whether as a visual planning tool, for note-taking, for creating a slideshow of images or delivering presentations combining text, weblinks, videos and images in an animated way then Popplet is an easy to use tool useful for the primary classroom.
For other tools which can be used to create mind-maps or to display information in a visual way then look at the mind-mapping tools at webtools4u2use.
For further tools which can be used to as presentation tools have a look at the presentation tools page of webtools4u2use.