Create Online Presentations & Reports with Popplet

Animoto and Prezi are powerful tools, but sometimes your students need something simpler and more user-friendly to get them excited about creating a presentation or report online. 

Popplet is a simple, easy-to-use site which allows students to create flow-chart-like reports or presentations.   It’s like creating a mind-map with sticky notes.  You start with one “popple” in the middle, add content to it, create more “popples” until your report or presentation is done.  And you can add a lot of content including images from Flickr and Facebook accounts, YouTube video or content directly from your computer.  To add a “popple,” just click on the grey circles; to size the “popple,” click the triangle in the lower, right-hand corner and drag it to the size you want.  Text is also easy to add, adjust, color and size.  Popplets can be saved as a jpg or embedded on a website.

My students recently did reports on Explorers, inclucing a diorama and a classroom presentation.  I introduced them to Popplet, Prezi and Animoto (they already knew PowerPoint) to use for their presentations.  Those that used online resources used Popplet because it’s easy to be successful with it quickly.

NOTE: There is also a Popplet App available for $4.99 in the iTunes store.

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