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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What is a graphic organizer?

A graphic organizer is a visual display or representation of one’s thought, ideas, or concepts. It is a kind of concept map.

According to Wikipedia graphic organizers are correlated to these variables:

  • relieve learner boredom
  • enhances recall
  • provide motivation
  • create interest
  • clarify information
  • assist in organizing thoughts

Below you will find some examples of graphic organizers:

Click on the links below and obtain free printable graphic organizers for teachers:

On the next post we will begin our exploration of web-based graphic organizer tools, the first of which is Exploratree.

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