First Grade

Make Your Ideas Pop!

Global Collaborator

Overview‚Äč

Popplet is a web based and app based tool that allows students to mind map their ideas with user-friendly functions. Students can create brainstorming webs easily and collaboratively.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Be able to use Popplet to find images of at least three U.S. symbols and add the image and a brief description to their Popplet.

Vocabulary

  1. Symbol: A symbol is an object that represents something else.

Pre-planning

  • The Teacher provides materials for research about U.S. Symbols.

  • The teacher makes sure Popplet is available on devices, either web based or app based.

  • Watch the video tutorial for information on how to get started with Popplet.

Accommodations

Steps

  1. Th teahcer pairs students up to work on their Popplet together.

  2. Have students open and create a new Popplet titled U.S. symbols.

  3. Make sure both students in a pair have access to the Popplet.

  4. Explain to students what a symbol is. Give brief explanation of how Popplet works.

  5. Talk with students about a well known U.S. symbol, like the Bald Eagle. Show students how to add an image of the symbol, then model writing two-three facts about that symbol.

  6. Check for understanding before moving to independent practice.

  7. For independent practice, students should find two-three more symbols and repeat the Popplet process.

Assessment Options

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Assess students on their ability to correctly identify, illustrate, and describe three U.S. symbols.

ISTE Standards

Global Collaborator
7c. Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Devices and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

App, Extension, or Add-on:
Popplet Lite iOS

Websites:
Popplet

Popplet Tutoral Video

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

ELA

  • Use Popplet to brainstorm ideas with graphic organizers.

Integrated Arts

  • Art: Research an artist and add their best work to a Popplet.

  • PE: Make a Popplet of directions on how to skip. Use pictures and words to show the steps.

  • Music: Find different interpretations and covers of a song and include them in one Popplet, illustrating the variation in music.

Math

  • Connect ideas using mind mapping.

Science

  • Create flow charts that illustrate the scientific method, or parts of an experiment. For example, plant growth over time.

Social Studies

  • Create a timeline of an event or person in history.

CREDITS
This task card was created by Lacey Kohn, Kalamazoo RESA, February 2018.