B Y: CINDY PERRY LAUREN TURNERRASHIDA ARMSTRONG
WHAT IS BUBBL.US?Bubbl.us is free, online mind mapping tool that allows you to: • Add a child bubble to the main parent bubble • Link to other sets • Create hyperlinks • Pin and unpin bubbles • Format text • Collapse branches • Copy and paste into the bubbles • Save and share with a friend
WHO IS THE AUDIENCE? Teachers Administrators Media SpecialistsAnyone in education looking for new ways to engage students.
HOW CAN TEACHERS USE BUBBL.US?• During whole group instruction• When presenting new information• As a remediation tool• As an enrichment tool• As part a of class projects and assignments
WHY SHOULD TEACHERS USE A TECHNOLOGY LIKE BUBBL.US?Web 2.0 technologies provide possibilities for sharing and building knowledge. Teachers who facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary projects build on the unique strengths of individual students and encourage the sharing of ideas. In essence, they are teaching students to be life-long learners (Nelson, Christopher, & Mims, 2009).
HOW DOES BUBBL.US BENEFIT STUDENTS?Internet and Web 2.0 technologies affordstudents opportunities to seekinformation, collect their own material,communicate, make meaning, and evaluateend products (Nelson, 2008).
HOW DO YOU CREATE A BUBBL.US MAP?• Go to https://bubbl.us/• Create an account.
NEXT… Begin creating your mindmap by typing the main idea into the first bubble.
WHICH LOOKS LIKE THISCLICKING HERE ADDS A“CHILD BUBBLE…” REPEAT UNTIL MINDMAP IS COMPLETE.
WHAT DOES A BUBBL.US MINDMAP LOOK LIKE? Link to a bubbl.us mindmap: https://bubbl.us/?h=d774b/1e7da7/884ae6gqGqpQY
JUSTIFICATION OF COST As mentioned earlier, Bubbl.us is free… if you have a basic account. This type of account is suitable for the needs of most teachers.There are two upgrade options: Or…
REFERENCESNelson, J., Christopher, A., & Mims, C. (2009). TPACK and web 2.0: Transformation of teaching and learning. TechTrends, 53(5), 80-85. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/223118398?accountid=15017Nelson, K. (2008). Teaching in the digital age: Using the Internet to increase student engagement and understanding. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.