Tech Tools for the Everyday Teacher

Charts, Maps, Cartographers…

At the school where I teach we use eight basic thinking maps to assist students in organizing their ideas.  Each of these maps or charts has a specific purpose – maybe to compare or contrast, maybe to show cause and effect… Why are these maps important though?

When students are able to create maps to organize their thoughts they are taking their learning and writing to the next step.  These maps allow for students to often see connections they would not have seen otherwise.

Lucid Charts is an online program that allows for students to make graphs and charts.  It easy very easy to use and free of cost.  Students could be on in minutes and start working on their own maps.


One response

  1. good share on organizing ideas. 🙂

    June 13, 2011 at 5:14 am

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