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Critical Thinking Visually

Concept Maps=

A concept map is a visual organizer that can enhance your students understanding of a concept. Using a graphic organizer (mind map) provides opportunities for students to think differently about the concept by connecting main ideas and sub-ideas in several ways. Using a concept map can help you facilitate student learning.

Some questions that we will answer are listed below:
  • how can graphic organizers effectively support higher order thinking for students?
  • how can concept maps be used as a scaffolding technique with students?
  • where do concept maps fit into my curriculum?





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View the two videos below. Each provide a good look at the power of the concept maps in our instruction.



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