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Graphic Organizer Apps

Popplet

popplet

Using text, images from picture gallery or hand drawn illustrations, this extremely flexible app can be used for the following:
– Exploring Ideas: Brainstorming, Mindmapping
– Planning Projects: Diagrams, Process Charts
– Recording Thoughts: Journals, Notes, Lists
– Collecting Inspiration: Mood Boards, Scrapbook, Travel Plans
– Creating Galleries: Photo albums, Portfolios, Presentations
– Studying: School Projects, Class Notes
Concept Definition Maps – Structured word webs used to explore more complex concepts. The center circle may be a broad concept such as “habitat” and spokes leading off the circle may be organized to respond to questions such as “What is it?”, “What are some examples?” and “Why is it important?”

Free Version allows user to create one popplet at a time, saving each before creating the next.

MindMash

mindmash

This app is a nice alternative to Popplet as the free version allows the user to create many different graphic organizers.

“With MindMash, you can:
– Organize notes and thoughts easily and creatively
– Add text and images to a sheet
– Sketch freely on a sheet during Drawing mode
– Resize images and adjust text area through pinching
– Replace images and text by double tapping
– Drag around bits of data to manipulate layout”
FREE

Comic Touch Lite

comic touch

Add balloon to give your subjects thoughts and words. Add captions to describe the scene of give the photo a title.

Use images from camera and other sources and enhance with captions, speech bubbles, or thought bubbles to demonstrate comprehension, inference, characteristics, making predictions.

Students create a comic strip story using new vocabulary words that are being taught.

Having students fill in talk or thought balloons for different cartoon characters also helps students practice conversation and language structure in a meaningful context.

Free version has the Comic Touch logo on the finished picture. In addition the free version DOES NOT have the effects that are shown in this video.

Perfect Captions

perfect captions

This is a great alternative to Comic Touch Lite. It allows the user to take photos within the app or use pictures from the Camera Roll, add various types of captions, text boxes, and call outs. After the project is complete, it’s exported back to the Camera Roll, ready to email or transfer via Dropbox.

iBrainstorm

ibrainstorm

Free brainstorming application for the iPad and the iPhone. The app allows you to record brainstorming sessions using a combination of free hand drawings and sticky notes.
Brainstorming – Students work as a whole group with the teacher, or in small groups. Begin with a stimulus such as a word, phrase, picture, or object and record all responses to that stimulus without prejudgment. The students give ideas on a topic while a recorder writes them down. The students should be working under time pressure to create as many ideas as possible. All ideas count; everything is recorded. More ideas can be built on the ideas of others.

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