The Visual Thesaurus is a three dimensional interactive thesaurus. It creates an animated display of words and meanings. It places your work in the center of the display and connects words with related meanings to your search. You can click on the words to further explore those words along with their meanings. Thinkmap, the developers of The Visual Thesaurus, have created a special page for educators with lesson ideas and suggestions for using this tool in the classroom. They also have produced several screencasts and tutorials that highlight for teachers how the tool can be used with students.
The Visual Thesaurus: A 3D interactive reference tool
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