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

Strategy Tutor
Help students research and read strategically.
Education Place 38 Examples of Graphic Organizers from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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

Inspiration (30 day trial) & KidSpiration (30 Day Trial)
C-Map download and use on individual computer
MindNode Free download for the Mac and also available from iTunes for iPhone or iPad for 9.99
Text2Mind Outlining tool
WiseMapping publish, share and explore mind maps
Exploratree includes a library of thinking guides
FreeMind download and use on individual computer
Mindmeister online collaborative concept mapping tool, standard formatting
MyWebspiration visual concept mapping and collaborative tool online diagramming built for collaboration (small monthly fee)
Slatebox collaborative concept mapping, changes show up immediately, slates are customizable online brainstorming
Gliffy online diagramming software, (free 30 day trial)
VYM - View Your Mind
Compendium This is a "software tool providing a flexible visual interface for managing the connections between information and ideas.”
Visuwords online graphic dictionary Creates a Visual graphic organizer for a word.
SpicyNodes Create a MindMap or organization chart, with links to web sites, put in your links & embed
LucidChart create flow charts and organizational charts
Quicklyst Take notes and create outlines
Scoop-It publishing by curation Create interactive infographics & illustrate your data.
Hohli Create online charts

Timeline makers

Time Line Maker “This generator can be used to make time lines of up to 9 events of your choice.”
Timeglider: web-based timeline maker
Free timeline Make a color coded timeline
Dipity 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.
Visual Mind
3D Topicscape
“Use it to explore mind mapping or concept mapping in 3D.”
ConceptDraw MINDMAP
“Dynamic mind mapping software that lets you link your ideas, files and web pages the way you think.”
Creative Thinker
Mind Pad
“Create appealing, imaginative and imagination-enhancing Mind Maps. Stimulate creativity in your thinking and learning. Sculpt your ideas in 3-dimensional depth.”

Visual Concept

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

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


Bookmarking & Organization Organize your web sites for access anywhere
Evernote Organize your own links, information, pictures and more
Trackstar Organize and annotate your web sites for student access and sharing.
Jog the Web Organize your websites and create a "navigation list" for student
LiveBinders 3 ring binders for the web, create sets of "web" binders for studying, assignments
Blinklist Give your Brows
Diigo a browser add-on that allows easy bookmarking and sticky notes.
Weblist Create a list of links that you can share with one simple URL
StumbleUpon Collection of the best pages on the internet
Tumblr Collection of Images


Personal Start Pages
My Yahoo
Windows Live /
Net Vibes


Calendars and Scheduling Tools

Meeting Wizard
Doodle easy Scheduling
Sunbird [Mozilla]
This is a cross-platform calendar application.
Gantt Project
“Gantt Project is a free and easy to use Gantt chart based project scheduling and management tool.” Start at the Learn about GanttProject at
Assignment Tracker [Zoho]
"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."


Lists / Notetaking Tools

Study Guides and Strategies
soshiku manage your schoolwork
Remember the Milk
42 Tasks online task management

Hott Notes Sticky note reminders

Note Mesh Collaborative notetaking

Sticker Lite Free download for Windows
AM-Notebook Lite free download for personal use
NHC Express Notes Store and organize notes on your computer Download

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

What is an infographic?