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Using Inspiration Mind-Mapping Software for all content areas
Agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Previous experience with Inspiration or mind-mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Rese...
Previous Experience <ul><li>Have you ever used Inspiration before?  </li></ul><ul><li>How have you used other forms of min...
Research-Supported <ul><li>Visual learning techniques like graphic organizers can aid in:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizin...
Questions we have <ul><li>(Open Inspiration, create mind-map of questions) </li></ul><ul><li>(Save as jpg and export) </li...
An example
Possible Uses <ul><li>Open Inspiration on your laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Rapid Fire” </li></ul><ul><li>Type in 4 ...
How could you use this in the next two weeks? <ul><li>In your coming lessons, how could you use this? </li></ul><ul><li>Cr...
Sharing information <ul><li>Share lesson ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Post results on my blog:  http://inspiringinnovations.blo...
Resources <ul><li>Free 30-day trial:  http://www.inspiration.com/Freetrial </li></ul><ul><li>Teachertube video demonstrati...
More resources <ul><li>Inspiration webcasts (upcoming)  http://www.inspiration.com/Educators/Events#Webcasts   </li></ul><...
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Inspiration Workshop

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  1. 1. Using Inspiration Mind-Mapping Software for all content areas
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Previous experience with Inspiration or mind-mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Participant questions about Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Practice using Inspiration together </li></ul><ul><li>Individual practice with Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing ideas and workshop website </li></ul>
  3. 3. Previous Experience <ul><li>Have you ever used Inspiration before? </li></ul><ul><li>How have you used other forms of mind-mapping/graphic organizers? Is it effective </li></ul><ul><li>What are your questions about Inspiration? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Research-Supported <ul><li>Visual learning techniques like graphic organizers can aid in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizing and communicating ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeing patterns and relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Categorizing ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading comprehension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive Summary of Literature Review: Graphic Organizers: A Review of Scientifically Based Research </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Questions we have <ul><li>(Open Inspiration, create mind-map of questions) </li></ul><ul><li>(Save as jpg and export) </li></ul><ul><li>(Upload into presentation here) </li></ul>
  6. 6. An example
  7. 7. Possible Uses <ul><li>Open Inspiration on your laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Rapid Fire” </li></ul><ul><li>Type in 4 possible uses </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss uses together and add any more good ideas you hear to your mind-map </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate possibilities </li></ul>
  8. 8. How could you use this in the next two weeks? <ul><li>In your coming lessons, how could you use this? </li></ul><ul><li>Create a quick outline of what such a lesson would look like using the “Outline” tool in Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Diagram” and play with some of the tools at the top </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sharing information <ul><li>Share lesson ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Post results on my blog: http://inspiringinnovations.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Email Inspiration documents (if you want) to: dshetler@borm.cartwright.k12.az.us </li></ul>
  10. 10. Resources <ul><li>Free 30-day trial: http://www.inspiration.com/Freetrial </li></ul><ul><li>Teachertube video demonstrations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Political Candidate comparison: http://tinyurl.com/d2pcqe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspiration multimedia Investigations: http://tinyurl.com/auuadv </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. More resources <ul><li>Inspiration webcasts (upcoming) http://www.inspiration.com/Educators/Events#Webcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration webcasts (archived) http://www.inspiration.com/Educators/Events#archives </li></ul>
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