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SXSWedu 2015

Concept Mapping 2.0: Reinvented using Animation

Discover how using innovative concept mapping tools help teach learners to turn raw information into knowledge! Visualizing information and knowledge to show their interconnections reflects teaching the way the brain learns by forming mental models. Easily capture and annotate video clips with interactive elements to build knowledge maps that foster deep active learning using curated resource materials that are scaffolded to empower meaningful learning across domains. LET'S CONNECT THE DOTS!

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  1. MAPPING BASICS: Attendees will learn innovative ways to use dynamic concept mapping tools in their classrooms to help learners structure ideas, thoughts, concepts and content knowledge about a domain in a visual-spatial format.
  2. IDEAS IN ACTION: Attendees will practice how to nurture divergent thinking for problem solving using concept maps as a method to help learners generate fluent, flexible, & original ideas while encouraging collaboration and elaboration.
  3. ASSESSMENT PLAN: Attendees will learn how to use concept mapping as a creative assessment by using “focus questions”, using partially constructed maps and/or assigning themed concept maps before and after scheduled activities with students.


  • Laura Gatto, Instructional Designer / Project Manager, BrainPOP.com


laura gatto, Instructional Designer / Project Manager, BrainPOP.com

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  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Instructional Strategies & Best Practices
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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