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 are Concept Maps (Carnegie Mellon)
- Concept Mapping (Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide)
- Developing Concept Maps ( Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College)
What software tools can I use to create a concept map?
- 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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