- Organize ideas
- Illustrate complex relationships
- Pre-write essays
How to use a concept map
Here's a link to a great website that teaches how to use concept maps specifically for reading. There is a section dedicated to differentiation for second language learners and students with learning disabilities.
Khan Knowledge Map: 30 second overview
Word Cloud Ideas
Illustrate synonyms and antonyms
Visualize frequency of student assessment answers
Proofread essays for repeated words
Analyze rhetorical devices
Identify main idea, main character, theme
Students and teachers can use blogs in a variety of ways to enhance the learning experience. Teachers can post notes on a blog, update students and their parents on due dates and upcoming assignments, and share their own insights on the lessons. Students can communicate their opinions with each other, collaborate with others in the class or across the globe.
- How can we help teachers see that word clouds can be used as an educational tool and not just decoration?
- How can we help content areas other than ELA embrace the use of concept maps to help students make connections?
- Who is responsible for monitoring educator blogs to make sure they are following policies, procedures, and standards?