Activity Types: Idea Maps


Getting "Handy" in the classroom with technology integration!

What are Idea Maps?

Idea maps help develop thoughts visually. They're great for brainstorming, for producing plans, and solving problems. Idea maps clarify thinking through the connections of ideasby using keywords, symbols, colors and graphics to form nonlinear networks.

Advantages for use in the classroom:

  • Individual or small group activity
  • Display concepts and the relationships in a visible, structured format.

Examples: (be sure to look at all examples)



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Candace Figg, PhD
Brock University
Faculty of Education, Teacher Education Department
500 Glenridge, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1
(905.688.5550, x5347)

Jenny Burson, EdD
University of Texas at Austin (retired)
Education Department, Curriculum and Instruction