Graphic Organizers,Concept Mapping, & Organization Tools* Visual Graphic Organizers/Concept Mapping
Tools to assist with study strategies:
understanding, organizing, writing, comprehending,
and note-taking.
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visual graphic of organize using Visuwords

Strategy Tutor cst.cast.org/cst/auth-login
Help students research and read strategically.
Education Place 38 Examples of Graphic Organizers from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/

Visual Graphic Organizer, Concept Mapping, Mind Mapping Software, Flow Charts

Inspiration (30 day trial) & KidSpiration (30 Day Trial) www.inspiration.com
C-Map cmap.ihmc.us/conceptmap.html download and use on individual computer
MindNode mindnode.com Free download for the Mac and also available from iTunes for iPhone or iPad for 9.99
Text2Mind www.text2mindmap.com/ Outlining tool
WiseMapping www.wisemapping.com/c/home.htm publish, share and explore mind maps
Exploratree www.exploratree.org.uk/ includes a library of thinking guides
FreeMind freemind.sourceforge.net/ download and use on individual computer
Mindmeister www.mindmeister.com/ online collaborative concept mapping tool, standard formatting
MyWebspiration www.mywebspiration.com/ visual concept mapping and collaborative tool
Createlycreately.com online diagramming built for collaboration (small monthly fee)
Slatebox www.slatebox.com/Index collaborative concept mapping, changes show up immediately, slates are customizable
Bubbl.us bubbl.us/ online brainstorming
Gliffy www.gliffy.com/ online diagramming software, (free 30 day trial)
VYM - View Your Mind www.insilmaril.de/vym/#id49041
Belvedere belvedere.sourceforge.net/
Compendium compendium.open.ac.uk/institute/about.htm This is a "software tool providing a flexible visual interface for managing the connections between information and ideas.”
Visuwords www.visuwords.com/ online graphic dictionary Creates a Visual graphic organizer for a word.
SpicyNodes www.spicynodes.org/ Create a MindMap or organization chart, with links to web sites, put in your links & embed
LucidChart www.lucidchart.com/ create flow charts and organizational charts
Quicklyst www.quicklyst.com/ Take notes and create outlines
Scoop-It www.scoop.it/ publishing by curation
Infogr.am infogr.am/ Create interactive infographics & illustrate your data.
Hohli charts.hohli.com/ Create online charts

Timeline makers


Time Line Maker www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/materials/timelines/ “This generator can be used to make time lines of up to 9 events of your choice.”
Timeglider: timeglider.com/ web-based timeline maker
Free timeline www.free-timeline.com/timeline.jsp Make a color coded timeline
Dipity www.dipity.com/ Create an interactive timeline

In addition to some of the free software described above, the products below are available for a free trial evaluation period.
Imindmap www.imindmap.com/
Visual Mind www.visual-mind.com/ed_biz.html/
MindManager www.mindjet.com/en-US/default.aspx/
SmartDraw www.smartdraw.com/
3D Topicscape www.topicscape.com/
“Use it to explore mind mapping or concept mapping in 3D.”
ConceptDraw MINDMAP www.conceptdraw.com/en/products/mindmap/main.php/
PersonalBrain www.thebrain.com/#-47/
“Dynamic mind mapping software that lets you link your ideas, files and web pages the way you think.”
Creative Thinker www.idonresources.com/ct/creativethinker.html/
Mind Pad www.mind-pad.com/
BrainMinewww.neuralmatters.com/Products/BrainMine/Standard/Overview.aspx/
HeadCASE www.loanedgenius.com/
“Create appealing, imaginative and imagination-enhancing Mind Maps. Stimulate creativity in your thinking and learning. Sculpt your ideas in 3-dimensional depth.”
OpenMind www.matchware.com/en/products/mindview/default.htm/
MindMapper www.mindmapper.com/
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Visual Concept www.visual-content.co.uk/
MindGenius www.mindgenius.com/
NovaMind www.novamind.com/


Visual Graphic Organizers/Concept Mapping
Links to ideas for using Graphic Organizers and Tutorials



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This document - Graphic Organizers by Tracey Hall & Nicole Stangman - provides an excellent overview of the affordances of visual graphic organizers
Graphic organizers CAST.doc

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Bookmarking & Organization

Del.icio.us delicious.com/ Organize your web sites for access anywhere
Evernote www.evernote.com Organize your own links, information, pictures and more
Trackstar trackstar.4teachers.org Organize and annotate your web sites for student access and sharing.
Jog the Web www.jogtheweb.com Organize your websites and create a "navigation list" for student
LiveBinders livebinders.com/ 3 ring binders for the web, create sets of "web" binders for studying, assignments
Blinklist www.blinklist.com/ Give your Brows
Diigo www.diigo.com/ a browser add-on that allows easy bookmarking and sticky notes.
Weblist weblist.me/ Create a list of links that you can share with one simple URL
StumbleUpon www.stumbleupon.com/ Collection of the best pages on the internet
Tumblr www.tumblr.com/ Collection of Images



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Personal Start Pages

iGooglewww.google.com/ig
My Yahoo my.yahoo.com
Windows Live / Live.com my.live.com/getstarted.aspx
PageFlakes www.pageflakes.com/
Net Vibes www.netvibes.com/#General
Protopage www.protopage.com/
Webwag www.webwag.com/

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Calendars and Scheduling Tools


Meeting Wizard www.meetingwizard.com
Doodle doodle.com easy Scheduling
Sunbird [Mozilla] www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/sunbird/
This is a cross-platform calendar application.
Gantt Project ganttproject.biz/
“Gantt Project is a free and easy to use Gantt chart based project scheduling and management tool.” Start at the Learn about GanttProject at ganttproject.biz/learn.php
Assignment Tracker [Zoho] creator.zoho.com/public/showAppInfo?ownername=rajeshu&callbackUrl=assignment-tracker
"A simple application to track and manage [your] assignments in an easy way. Add your Assignments and ToDo Lists. Update the current status of assignments."

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Lists / Notetaking Tools

Study Guides and Strategies www.studygs.net/
soshiku soshiku.com/ manage your schoolwork
Remember the Milk www.rememberthemilk.com/
42 Tasks 42tasks.com/ online task management

Hott Notes hottnotes.com/ Sticky note reminders

Note Mesh www.notemesh.com/notemesh.php?a=home Collaborative notetaking


Sticker Lite www.sticky-notes.net/ Free download for Windows
AM-Notebook Lite www.aignes.com/notebook.htm free download for personal use
NHC Express Notes www.filesland.com/companies/NCH-Swift-Sound/NCH-Express-Notes.html Store and organize notes on your computer Download

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Students with Disabilities understand better when given visuals such as an infographic

What is an infographic?