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Teachers Guide on The Use of Graphic Organizers in The Classroom

Teachers Guide on The Use of Graphic Organizers in The Classroom | 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners | Scoop.it

Gone are the days when planning and thinking were done mainly by pen and paper.Technology have made it pretty much easier to think in different other ways. Free mind mapping , brainstorming and concept mapping applications are ubiquitous online and more and more teachers are using them . The 21st century education is based , on a large part of it, on the visual output.

 

The benefits of graphic organizers in education

 

- Teachers can use graphic organizers to engage visual learners and help them organize their thoughts


- Graphic organizers help students make powerful connections between ideas and concepts


- They help students develop their convergent thinking by providing a framework for the development of new ideas through analysis, reflection and display.


- They also help students promote their divergent thinking by using such techniques as brianstorming to generate ideas.


- They can be used for developing vocabulary skills and improve reading, writing and communication skills.


- Students can easily learn new concepts and think in new novel ways using graphic organizers


- They help students focus on connections rather than words 

 

- Finally , graphic organizers can help both teachers and students develop creative and critical thinking skills.

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/teachers-guide-on-use-of-graphic.html

 

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CIRCOS - Software for Data Visualization

CIRCOS - Software for Data Visualization | 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners | Scoop.it

Circos is a software package for visualizing data and information. It visualizes data in a circular layout — this makes Circos ideal for exploring relationships between objects or positions.

Circos is ideal for creating publication-quality infographics and illustrations with a high data-to-ink ratio, richly layered data and pleasant symmetries. You have fine control each element in the figure to tailor its focus points and detail to your audience.


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Graph Visualization and Social Network Analysis Software

Graph Visualization and Social Network Analysis Software | 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners | Scoop.it

Why TouchGraph?


TouchGraph's approach is unique because our highest priorities are utility and ease of use. We start with the premise of a scientific or business application, and work to create a clear and intuitive interface that gets our customers the results they need. We avoid superfluous artistic effects in favor of a clear presentation.

 

Our applications are designed to simplify navigation, filtering, and visual metaphors. They reveal important relationships and details in your data without reducing the richness of the information itself.

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StatPlanet Map Maker – Interactive Mapping & Visualization Software

StatPlanet Map Maker – Interactive Mapping & Visualization Software | 21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners | Scoop.it
Map maker software for creating fully customizable interactive flash maps. StatPlanet also comes with over 250 world development indicators which can be visually explored, and used as free educational software.
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