Teachers do it all the time. Students work in groups constantly. Teachers and students even blend ideas and concepts. Collaboration is a fundamental aspect of the education system, and mapping out ideas is a simple way to see what each individual is thinking and how what insight they bring to the project. And POPPLET allows for groups to collaborate in a more visual way.
Looking very much like spiderweb of ideas, POPPLET offers the chance of individuals or groups to map out their lesson, or project through the use text, color, images and video. Projects can be shared through social networking sites, embedded in blogs and other websites, saved as pdfs or jpegs, or emailed to members of a community for a more team focused effort. This sites enables the users for an interactive way to collaborate even while not being in the same room. This is perfect for students working on group projects from home. Teachers working with educators from other states or countries. And for the teacher and student to cooperate together in order to review and revise work. Students can create projects that can then be printed as displayed around the classroom or put in portfolios. Teachers and other educational professionals can use this for grade level or subject specific meetings, as well as district initiatives.
POPPLET can be used through their website or iPad app. The lite version of the app is free however for $4.99 you will able to access more items and comment easier with the full version.
I suggest checking it out to see how this can work in your class or school programs.