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.
- Start with the main idea, topic, or issue
- Determine the key concepts
- Connect concepts by creating linking phrases and words.
How to Create a Concept Map
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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.||https://youtu.be/G7FT4RAVxGw|
|. 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.’|
Microsoft Whiteboard App
Download Free from Rutherford County 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||
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