Concept Mapping

Concept maps are graphical tools for organizing and representing knowledge. They include concepts, usually enclosed in circles or boxes of some type, and relationships between concepts indicated by a connecting line linking two concepts.
  • Graphic organizers are a tool, not a strategy
  • Concept maps improve cognition and help students learn by putting them in control.
  • Leveraging technologies gives students that much more freedom to map their understanding.
  • Concept mapping is a three-step process that teachers model as needed so that the students can eventually complete all steps on their own.
    1. Start with the main idea, topic, or issue
    2. Determine the key concepts
    3. Connect concepts by creating linking phrases and words.
How to Create a Concept Map
Technology Tools that Support
A good tool for creating visually attractive concept maps. No software download required and maps you create can be saved as an image. It also supports different sharing and collaborative features.
. It offers various features including: recording notes in different formats with text, images and drawings; link notes to each other; export your final work as PDF or JPEG; supports several languages and many more.
Useful tool for creating collaborative concept maps. ‘Coggle is an online tool for creating and sharing mind maps. It works online in your browser: there's nothing to download or install.’
White Board App
Microsoft Whiteboard App
Download Free from Rutherford County Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Whiteboard gives teachers and students a freeform, intelligent canvas for real time ideation, creation, and collaboration. Transform your work into professional-looking charts and shapes on an infinite canvas with an interface designed for pen, touch, and keyboard
Getting Started Video Tutorial