A concept map is a hierarchical form of a diagram that illustrates conceptual knowledge and relationships. They visually represent information and can take many forms such as charts, graphic organizers, tables, flowcharts, Venn Diagrams, timelines, or even T-charts.
Electronic concept mapping tools
Free account (3 maps) – can use Office 365 login (College credentials) and with .edu email can request a free education license.
Lucidchart’s article on ‘what is a concept map’ with commentary on the research plus links to creating a concept map in other applications (Word, PowerPoint, Google).
You can share electronically, use plug-ins to embed in Word, PowerPoint, etc., download a PDF (or other file types).
Free online (browser) and apps for iOS and Android (up to 3 mind maps for free)
Features include sharing, publishing to web, presentations (cannot print or save as PDF from free account – use screen capture?)
Wooster 365 users can access for free on computers or mobile devices.
Drawing is easier/better on a tablet or touchscreen; tools include shapes, lines, pens/drawing tools.
Adobe products are expensive. This Draw app for mobile devices is free.
sketchnoting and visual notetaking examples