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THINKING SKILLS--ORGANIZING:  USING CONCEPT MAPS,  GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS AND FLOW CHARTS 

Keeley Library    April 25, 2000 Inspiration Examples

REFERENCE BOOKS
Examples of Graphic Organizers

Writers Inc. a Student Handbook for Writing and Learning 


PAGES 48, 49,  Using graphic organizers for prewriting
PAGE 120, Using graphic organizers to set up a statement of purpose or thesis statement and guiding questions for research
PAGES 359-363 Using graphic organizers for study reading to organize study material for better retention.
Ref. 808.02 K32

In writers inc. The graphic organizer examples are handwritten by students. 

COMPUTER GENERATED GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS

Although handwritten graphic organizers can be used, there are certain advantages to creating them on a computer. Revisions can be made without having to rewrite the entire organizer. Color, texture, and shading can be added, and a wide variety of fonts can be used. The computer generated organizer can also be mounted on a web page, or sent by email to a classmate for editing, or to a teacher for grading. 
You can also use the graphic elements in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or other graphics programs,  to create graphic organizers. 
A number of graphic organizer computer programs also exist. Inspiration is one such program, which allows you to switch back and forth from graphic to outline mode
Creating 
computer generated 
graphic organizers 
with PowerPoint
 

INTERNET RESOURCES FOR GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS


 
Guidelines for Designing Graphic Organizers Inspiration Graphic Organizer References and Hotlinks
Library of Graphic Organizers The Concept Mapping Homepage
SCORE Graphic Organizers NCREL Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers as Thinking Technology Write Design Graphic Organizers

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