Using Inspiration In Your Classroom. S. Taylor-Foley Consultant for Research, Planning and Technology, South Shore District School Board. Why we use visual/graphic organizers?. Increased retention Better retrieval Increased understanding of concepts and relationships
Consultant for Research, Planning and Technology,
South Shore District School Board
Utility- Applications- allows teachers to customize features (these will not save with Deep Freeze)
To turn listen function on go to Utility- applications and click the audio components listed –students can also record their own sounds
Hyperlinking to a web page or file
7.5 (all 7.0 plus below)
Export tool expanded
Transfer button to send outline to word processorSpecial Features
2. Select the create button. The direction you choose for the next part of your web will be highlighted. Click on this and your new idea bubble will be placed on your screen. Then, enter your text. (eg. Temperature)
1. Select the main idea. You must tell the computer what you want to link from.
Select the bubble you want and click on the notes button. A note will pop up for you to add your details.
Click on the Outline button to get to this view and then you can add your information as a note, you can also create subtopics here. Any notes you created in the diagram view will be displayed in the outline view. To get back to your diagram click on the diagram button.
Changing some of the bubbles to pictures (select the bubble and choose your picture from the symbol palette. Hold your cursor over the symbol to see it in larger form and click on it to put it in your work.)
Arrange your work in the manner you wish by clicking on the arrange button.
Change colour, line size, background and more using the Effects menu. Select what you wish to change and make your choice. This is an good tool to assist visual learners in seeing relationships between items.Customize your work by-
Go to File- open template. Over 50 templates are organized by subjects.
They can assist in the teaching of reading and writing skills.
These are focused activities.
Provide a framework for organizing ideas and understanding.
Helps students remember and recall.
Can be used to analyze what has been read.
Can be used to assist students in making meaning.
Can be used for comparisons, ideas, sequencing, cycle of events, vocabulary, questioning, summarizing, predicting, and making relationships.What do Fountas and Pinnell says about graphic organizers?
Chapter 26- Guiding Readers and Writers : Grades 3-6