Glenda Peak and Kelly Hagen Graphic Organizers and Visualization Tools to Enhance Student Learning
Visual learning helps students:Clarify thoughts - Students see how ideas are connected and realize how information can be grouped and organized. With visual learning, new concepts are more thoroughly and easily understood when they are linked to prior knowledge.Organize and analyze information- Students can use diagrams and plots to display large amounts of information in ways that are easy to understand and help reveal relationships and patterns.Integrate new knowledge - According to research, students better remember information when it's represented and learned both visually and verbally.Think critically - Linked verbal and visual information helps students make connections, understand relationships and recall related details. http://www.inspiration.com
Inspiration A thinking and learning tool for grades 6 – 12, Inspiration has visual mapping, outlining, writing and presentation capabilities. Brainstorm ideas, structure thoughts and visually communicate concepts to strengthen understanding. Students can take notes and organize information for writing and reports. Then diagrams, mind maps and outlines can then be turned into presentations that communicate ideas clearly and demonstrate understanding and knowledge. Download a free 30 day trial.
Smart Ideas “SMART Ideas software helps our teachers integrate technology into their classes and has blown our staff away by how easy it is to learn and implement.” Sheri Gunville, Integrated Learning Consultant, Saskatchewan Rivers School Division #119, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Thinkfinity Minnesota standards-based K-12 lesson plans, interactive tools and activities, reference andprimary source materials, and grade-specific research lists to help you tailor resources to meet your needs. All this from trusted sources like National Geographic and Smithsonian.
Xtimeline xtimeline is a free web-based timeline. Easily create and share timelines with pictures and videos.
Timerime Timerime is a timeline maker tool to create, view and compare timelines. View public timelines created by other users as well. Timlines can include pictures, text, and Youtube videos. http://www.timerime.com/
Bubble.us Free, simple and easy to use with a wide range of editing tools and a smart navigation mode. You can collaborate and share with other bubbl.us users. You can embed your final work in your website or blog or export as images or documents.
internet4classrooms A free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high-quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction.
Kidspiration and Inspiration Free Trialshttp://www.inspiration.com/FreetrialKidspiration Examples and Lesson Planshttp://www.inspiration.com/KidspirationSmart Ideashttp://smarttech.com/us/Solutions/Education+Solutions/Products+for+education/Software/SMART+Ideas+softwareThinkfinityhttp://www.thinkfinity.orgXTimelinehttp://www.xtimeline.com/timeline/The-World-s-Worst-Natural-DisastersTimerimehttp://timerime.comBubbl.ushttps://bubbl.usInternet4Classroomshttp://www.internet4classrooms.com Source List
Text2MindMaphttp://www.text2mindmap.comGraphic Organizershttp://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/index.jspInspired Sites (Kidspiration and Inspiration)http://www.inspiration.com/blog/inspired-sites/about-the-inspired-sitesKidspiration/Inspiration Inspired Learning Communityhttp://www.inspiration.com/community/lessons-and-ideasTransforming Teaching through Technology with Kidspirationhttp://t4.jordan.k12.ut.us/teacher_resources/Kidspiration/index.htmlKidspiration Activities for Kindergarten Through Fifth Gradehttp://www.edina.k12.mn.us/concord/studentlinks/kidspiration/kidspiration.htmPersonal Brainhttp://www.thebrain.com/c/personalbrain/?c=32Tag Galaxyhttp://taggalaxy.deMindmeisterhttp://www.mindmeister.com Additional Resources
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