Hop into Visual Learning with Graphic Organizers

Enhance higher order & critical thinking skills through Apps which create visual representations of knowledge, concepts, thoughts, or ideas.

Types of Graphic Organizers

  • Concept maps -  graphically illustrate relationships between two or more concepts usually linked by words that describe the relationship
  • Webs - show how different categories of information relate to one another
  • Mind maps - visual representations of hierarchical information that include a central idea or image surrounded by connected branches of associated topics or ideas
  • Plots -  stack plots, Venn diagrams, etc.

Ways to Use Graphic Organizers

  • Show cause and effect
  • Illustrate cycles (earth, life, historical, etc.)
  • Compare and contrast concepts
  • Organize problems and solutions
  • Examine relationships
  • Sequence
  • Organize
  • Demonstrate thinking processes
  • Brainstorm
  • Relate information to main themes and ideas
  • Describe characters, plot movement, action that leads to the climax


Lesson Ideas - Elementary

Lesson Ideas - Secondary

Google Image Search Tip

1.  On an iPad, open Safari

2.  Navigate to Google and choose Images

3.  Type in the desired item and tap Search

4.  On the top toolbar, tap Search tools > Usage rights

5.  Choose Labeled for noncommercial reuse


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