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Concept Maps


Learn About Concept Maps
Concept maps are an effective way to organize, cluster, and brainstorm ideas. Causal maps are used to illustrate cause-and-effect relationships.

Cluster Maps
These maps are a useful way to help learners cluster and brainstorm ideas and information or show relationships. They can be used as a starting point before beginning a larger project or as a pre-writing activity to be checked by a peer or teacher. This visual representation helps all learners to see their ideas on paper and then use these ideas to write essays, reports, or create multimedia presentations. From simple clusters to more complex ones, learners at all levels and in all subject / learning areas can use clustering strategies to generate ideas.

Example Cluster Map:
This cluster map was inspired by the Wave of Spring* Project Plan (original project - not adapted).

Cluster Map

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