Ages of learners
Engage students in active learning with Inspiration Maps. Students build their knowledge by creating diagrams, maps and organizers that help them brainstorm, plan, organize and build thinking skills. Tap to transform visual work into outlines that export for writing. Use Inspiration Maps to:
- Brainstorm new ideas and capture insights
- Analyze information
- Understand cause and effect
- Organize projects
- Organize thoughts and topics for writing
- Take notes
- Study for exams
- Friendly design developed specifically for iPad
- Diagrams are easy to build - and save instantly
- Create an unlimited number of documents
- Diagrams transform to outlines with a tap
- Personalize with images, color, shape, arrow style, and backgrounds
- Use images from the web or the iPad camera
- Attach notes to any item to start writing
- Add hyperlinks
- Dozens of templates are included
- Share files with other apps on your iPad, such as Pages
- Share files with other iPads via Dropbox or iTunes
Instructional Technology Specialist, Author, Consultant
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Inspiration Maps for the iPad is very easy to use. A few of the many features for Inspiration Maps for the iPad include numerous templates, the ability to share files via Dropbox or iTunes. You can use images from the web or the iPad camera to include in the brainstorming maps. Tap your way to success choosing changes for background, shapes, text, color and more. The App saves automatically and allows the user to add hyperlinks and notes to various topics on the map. I found it a bit cumbersome to use Safari to search for information on the iPad and then return to Inspiration Maps. Working with students, I would be sure to encourage them to locate images and information first to build a collection and then insert items into the graphic organizer.
Inspiration Maps for the iPad is available through iTunes for $9.99. Good news for educators is the fact that Inspiration Maps is part of Apple’s Volume Purchase Plan for Education. Get a free app for every 20 purchased.
Special Educator / Speech at Public Schools
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Here is a full review: http://specialappsspecialkids.blogspot.com/2012/09/2-favorite-apps-to-use-for-graphic.html
Mobile/Technology Coach at mLearn
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Parent, Writer, Picture Editor
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Volunteer at Office of Letters and Light
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Work: I'm an Instructional Designer. It's great to have a visual layout of the course and modules, as well as topics/objectives, when developing a new training course. Switching to Outline Mode is great for those people that are not visual learners! I have recommended that my team use this tool, as well.
Home: Chore charts—step by step instructions and such for the kids to teach them how to do each step. They love it!
Kids: My daughter (going into 6th grade) has started using it for when she's putting together writing assignments.
Hobby: I write novels in my spare time. This has been absolutely *invaluable* as I lay out the plot and sub-plots and characters and their relations to others, etc.
I love that I can work between my Mac and my iPad (and soon-to-come Android tablet!) and keep things as efficient as possible.
I LOVE Inspiration Maps!
How do you use this tool?