My Nodemap on Spicynodes
My Mind map on Wisemapping
My Popplet on Popplet
I am very surprised by my preference because I have used Popplet before and I love to use it. And I think that in the case of adding pictures and media, Popplet is still #1. (Popplet is also very "pretty" to look at.) What I did notice is that they have made improvements to Popplet for ease of use that they didn’t have before, so this helped me quite a bit to create my Popplet a lot quicker. I’m also not sure if the Popplet embedded correctly onto my blog, so here is the link to my Popplet: http://popplet.com/app/#/1688724.
Even though Wisemapping had keyboard shortcuts, this web took me the longest to build. In order for it to look more “attractive," I had to change the fonts and the colors of the outlines and background of the nodes. This was a bit time consuming, but the wisemap does look good.
The web tool that I would encourage students to use is Popplet. Due to the fact that you can “drag” or create a new popple straight from your first one or other popples makes me think that kids will find this web tool easier to use than the others. The popples have everything that you need along the edges of the popple itself and this will definitely minimize confusion for the students on where to go and what to click.
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