Web 2.0 Education

University of Alberta, EDU 210, Module 8: Universa Design for Learning & Assistive Technology for Learning

Author: Kevin Carriere

Popplet Lite



Popplet Lite is an free IPhone, IPad tool to capture and organize ideas. Use Popplet Lite to jot down ideas and sort them visually.

For Education:

Students can use this tool to visually organize complex tasks as part of individual or group assignments.

Breaking Barriers:

This tool aids students in developing their spatial relation skills.

Required age of users:

This application is recommended for ages '4+'.

Source: Notion Inc. (2010)




Math Learning Center (2015) writes:

Geoboard is a tool for exploring a variety of mathematical topics introduced in the elementary and middle grades. Learners stretch bands around the pegs to form line segments and polygons and make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions, and more.

For Education:

Students can use this tool to design and compare 2-Dimensional shapes. 

Breaking Barriers:

This tool can be used by students with cognitive imparements to visually represent geometric mathematics.

Required Age:

This tools is for students in grades K-12.  No age restriction exists.




Thinking Blocks Addition teaches children how to model and solve word problems involving addition and subtraction.

For Education:

Thinking Blocks Addition may be paired with any elementary math program. It is ideal for students learning model drawing strategies.

Breaking Barriers:

The models help students compartmentalize and organize information and visualize number relationships.

Age Restrictions:

Thinking Blocks Addition is best suited for children, ages 6 to 9.

 Source: Math Plaground (2013).


Math Learning Center. (2015). Geoboard by The Math Learning Center. Mathlearningcenter.org. Retrieved 26 October 2015, from http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/web-apps/geoboard/

Math Plaground LLC. (2013). Thinking Blocks Addition on the App Store. App Store. Retrieved 24 October 2015, from https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/thinking-blocks-addition/id668450919?mt=8

Notion Inc. (2010). Popplet Lite on the App Store. App Store. Retrieved 26 October 2015, from https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id364738549