Foster higher order thinking with digital content
Ideaphora Classroom enables educators to seamlessly apply concept mapping to digital content for deeper learning experiences that support every student in developing lasting knowledge and college and career readiness.
Maximize the value of open education resources and digital content investments
Facilitate meaningful digital learning across all classrooms
Promote research-based instructional strategies in every grade and subject
Support visible thinking strategies
Enable students to assimilate information from digital content
Easily assess student learning and guide them with targeted feedback
Develop students’ critical thinking, creativity and communication skills
Take notes, organize information and study
Discover ideas, make connections and apply knowledge
Build personalized connections to curriculum
Visualize thinking for self-assessment
Develop higher order thinking skills
How it Works
The Ideaphora interface is clear and simple so it does not interrupt the learner’s thought process.
Content management and sharing
Ideaphora’s content management tools allow educators to decide what to share with learners or allow the learners to practice curation on their own.
Teachers select preferences for content access by their classes for allowing students to explore YouTube, Wikipedia, and other public content or only the content the teacher shares.
Teacher – Student Workflow
Teachers also share maps for assignments with specific classes. To assist in easy formative assessment, students can then submit their maps, plus associated notes and a list of content used in the map to their teachers.
From the Classroom
“The Ideaphora environment has given us a way to make student’s thinking visible. It is easy for students to get started, derive meaning and construct personalized knowledge in a visual way. The environment allows for easy self-assessment and reflection by the students. Then, once submitted, allows me to quickly assess their understanding.”
—Mike Jones –STEM Instructor & Technology Coach, SD 87, Bloomington, Illinois
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The Science Behind Ideaphora
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