5/31/2012 By: Vicki Windman
Price: Inspiration Full Version—$14.99.
Quality and Effectiveness:
Inspiration Maps for the iPad
allows students and educators to
easily create concept maps and graphic
organizers. The beauty of the app is its intuitive capabilities. You
can create a map with more than 26 built in templates.
Ease of Use: The organizers are pre-made for the student and
teacher. There are templates for just about every subject. Thinking
maps are extremely helpful for students who need a visual graph to
comprehend cause and effect and compare and contrast.
Creative Use of Technology: Inspiration Maps allows you to
import pictures, add notes, change colors, and add hyperlinks.
You can easily convert diagrams into outlines. All diagrams are
saved, or you can send your diagrams to Dropbox or iTunes.
Diagrams can be saved in saved as images or sent via email.
Suitability for Use in a School Environment: This app
is perfect for the school environment, from administrative
meetings to teaching students how to take notes. The graphic
organizers make beautiful displays for presentations.
• Teaches students how to take notes.
• A great visual tool that uses color coding, images, and notes to clarify difficult
• Can be used in the one-iPad classroom.
RATING: This is a
must-have app for all
classrooms. Taking notes
and learning to extract the
significant points in English,
Social Studies, and Science is
difficult for most students.
Here is an app that gives
you the template for
you to fill in.