Graphic Organizers

These symbols show the possible scope of the project ideas

= Smaller project 
(A few hours)
= Medium project
(About 5-20 hours)
 = Large project
(More than 20 hours)
 = Intermediate Students (Grades 4-7)         = Secondary or Advanced Students (Grades 8-12)  = A Tool or Resource

Mind Mapping/Concept Mapping - Downloadable to your computer (free)

CMap  Concept maps Cmap allows you to create dynamic concept maps for planning, organizing, brainstorming, making connections, presenting, and more. Click here to view a brief Video by Avi Luxenburg.  (Contributed by Avi Luxenburg)


Freemind Concept-mapping, brainstorming A fully functioning Brainstorming/Concept-mapping tool that is free to download and use.  As functional as Cmap, but works better when you are brainstorming ideas quickly.  (Contributed by Avi Luxenburg)


Mind Mapping/Concept Mapping - Online (Free)

Mind42 Mindmapping, brainstorming, working together. A “mindmapping” tool that has tremendous collaborative features. This is a spectacular tool where you can brainstorm ideas together, move ideas around and generate an image of the mindmap you've created together.  Requires registration...but worth it. There is also a side bar for google chat so you can "talk" about your work... or... if you really want to collaborate and have a microphone, then use Google Talk(Contributed by Avi Luxenburg)


Mindomo Mindmapping, working together. (free online resource - requires registration) A “full-featured” online mind-mapping tool. Very robust (meaning that you can do quite a bit with it) and easy to use. You can embed links to websites, use built-in collections of icons and images, import images and more.  Mindomo is designed for easy sharing and online collaboration. Although Mindomo mind maps are stored on their server, they can be exported in a variety of formats. Mindomo will also import mind maps from Freemind.  (Contributed by Avi Luxenburg) Mindmapping, Brainstorming A very easy to use mind-mapping tool that allows you to very quickly create and edit a concept map, and download it as an image or Web page.  NO REGISTRATION NEEDED.  (Contributed by Avi Luxenburg)



Playing with Ideas - Online (Free)

Exploratree Tools for thinking & mapping thoughts... An impressive number of thinking and mind-mapping tools that include a description for what each is used for.  These are highly editable and robust tools (and you can create your own).  You can share objects and make them interactive as activities.  A great tool. (Contributed by John Gair) lots of graphic organizers - static but usable.  The good thing about this site is that it organizes the graphic organizers by the use they have (Brainstorming, analysing...).  (Contributed by Avi Luxenburg) more graphic organizers... a bit of a description by each type as to what it could be used for.  (Contributed by Avi Luxenburg)