In first grade we do a Weather Watchers unit. It involves a study of the 4 seasons. We learn about how the seasons are different and alike.
I have used Popplet before and have it on my iPad so I wanted to try out bubbl.us. It is quite similar. I liked the finished look. I used Popplet in the past as a way to record when the children brainstormed what they have learned in a whole group. I would like to try starting the Popplet or bubbl.us and letting the children add on with their iPads. To do this I would need to be able to share the graphic and teach them how to access it and how to use the resource. It wouldn’t be worth the time for one project but I could see using it in that way for many projects to summarize and or share learning.
I tried to do a Venn diagram on gliffy but wasn’t able to figure out how to get the space in the middle. I didn’t like this so much for first graders. It seems harder to organize and long lists of text aren’t always the best format for 6 and 7 year olds. I think that there might be a way to use shapes on gliffy to do a comparison graphic but it will take some time and creativity.