Concept Maps

Concept Maps are a tool used to graphically organize information and to identify and articulate the most relevant relationships between concepts or ideas.  The act of creating a concept map helps students see how ideas are connected and practice grouping and organizing information.  Concept maps can be made on paper, on a classroom white board or electronically.

How can I use Concept Maps in my courses?

What software tools can I use to create a concept map?

  • CmapTools - free software for building concept maps that can be downloaded from Cmappers.Learn, which contains lots of information about developing and building concept maps.
  • Mural.ly - free online whiteboard that many contributors work simultaneously on a shared canvas.
  • debategraph - free web platform for creating maps of linked ideas.

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