Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My favorite Web 2.0 Tool! :-)

Hello all!  :-) 

I am so behind in my Guided Math book study, but I'm not going to be catching up right now.  First things first: I need to thank Alicia over at Dreamlike Magic Designs for my B-E-A-utiful new blog design.  It's pink, it's purple, it's flowery, and I simply LOVE it!!!  :-)

Today, I want to talk about (and share with those of you who are not familiar) my favorite Web 2.0 tool to use in the classroom.  Meet Popplet:

Check Popplet out here! 


A quick overview.  This site allows you to create graphic organizers.  Some AWESOME features it has include the ability to imbed images as well as YouTube videos.  My students and I LOVED using this tool last year to review concepts, generate vocabulary, and work on reading skills that went with our reading textbook (cause and effect, etc.) 

I LOVE incorporating technology into the classroom, and my students LOVED it, too.  While I do not have an iPad (Hello, Apple?  Would you like to give me one?  Pretty pleeeeeeeeease!!!!), I know that Popplet does indeed have an iPad app, for those of you that do own iPads to try. 

*Disclaimer: Neither Popplet nor Apple are in any way affiliated with this blog post.  I really just do LOVE Popplet, and I really DO want my very own iPad.  :-) 

Have you embraced Web 2.0 technology in the classroom?  What is your favorite Web 2.0 tool to use? 

Stay tuned for Guided Math chapters 5 and 6 in the next few days.  Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

2 comments:

Eileen Griffin said...

Thanks for the idea. I will check popplet out! My school is starting with the upper grades so, I just received computers in my room. We'll see how I can work it.eileen Griffin
Second Grade Sunshine

MrsMc said...

Thanks for sharing this! I had never heard of it!

MrsMc
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