I have started to try a simple very easy to use graphical tool Exploretree.
There are a number of graphical templates that support your thinking process when you develop ideas, solve problem, explore, analyze or evaluate different perspectives. All support recommendations are included into graphical templates (named as thinking guides) as text excerpts that later can be deleted.
You can easy add more graphical icons to your picture that can be copied and pasted to Word file or Powerpoint presentation.
A short clip about Exploratree:
“Exploratree is a free web resource where you can access a library of ready-made interactive thinking guides, print them, edit them or make your own. You can share them and work on them in groups too.
This is the Beta / trial version of Exploratree so please do send us your suggestions and comments so we can help make the next version better.
The Exploratree web resource has been developed by Futurelab and emerged out of our work on the Enquiring Minds project.”
With Exploratree you can:
- Use our ready-made thinking guides
- Make a new thinking guide from scratch
- Use it to set class projects
- Print them out (they can go as big as A0)
- Change and customise thinking guides, you can add or change text, shapes, images etc.
- As a teacher, you can set up the sequence that you want the thinking guide to be revealed in, so that you can stage the thinking activity
- You can fill in a thinking guide and complete your project on the website
- You can present your project
- You can send your thinking guide to a whole group of people
- You can submit a thinking guide for comments, so it can’t be edited but just reviewed
- Work in groups on the same thinking guide