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Technology: Inspiration

These sites offer numerous ideas for classroom projects that use Inspiration and Kidspiration software. There are many examples of graphic organizers that can be used for a variety of activities. Many sites have step-by-step instructions or let you download a preformatted graphic organizer and change it to fit your needs. Also includes Inspiration and Kidspiration tutorials. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on graphic organizers.


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Here you can read about this software and download a free 30-day trial version. "What is Visual Learning" shares some of the benefits of using this software. "Professional Development" has information useful for giving a workshop, class, or presentation on Inspiration and includes a pdf of how this software matches Missouri's state standards. "Newsletter" has tips from teachers about using Inspiration in the classroom.
Choose from sample lessons in Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Thinking and Planning, and Multimedia/Web Site.
Follow this step-by-step approach to creating a graphic organizer using Inspiration software. NOTE: This site includes ads.
These step-by-step instruction walk you through creating simple concept map using Inspiration. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This resource helps you learn to create webs, idea maps, concept maps, and other learning objects using Inspiration.
This four-page PDF details ideas for using Inspiration in the classroom in Art, English/Language Arts, Health, Math, Science, Social Studies and more.
This downloadable demonstration shows the features of Inspiration and how it can be used with students. Read about visual learning and how this program promotes it. NOTE: Requires Shockwave.
Choose from a comprehensive list of resources for using Inspiration and Kidspiration in the classroom.
This downloadable demonstration takes you through the program and its many features. NOTE: Requires Shockwave.
This site offers free video tutorials on different functions of Kidspiration for PC users. NOTE: QuickTime is required to view the videos.
This site offers free video tutorials on different functions of Kidspiration for Macintosh users. NOTE: QuickTime is required to view the videos.
The site offers materials for people presenting on how to use Kidspiration. There are also sample lesson plans, a pdf tutorial, and case studies by teachers.
This page has many Kidspiration templates that can inspire you to create your own.
These sites have printable and interactive graphic organizers to be used in the classroom. Includes KWL charts, webs, clusters, timelines, outlines, fish diagrams, story maps, comparing charts, cause and effect charts, and more. Some sites explain how and why to use graphic organizers in the classroom.

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