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.


For schools

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

Accelerate learning

For educators

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

For learners

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.


Teacher Preferences

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.

Group Prefference Screen

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.


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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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