Visual Thinking Blogs

Mapping Ideas and Supporting Learning - by John Galloway, SEND Advisory Teacher, writer and trainer

6th June 2020

Brainstorming is something I’m sure we’ve all done, as I did to plan this article. It involves getting out of our heads the ideas and information we know about a subject so that we can sort it out and organise it into a coherent structure. It is a process rather than an end in itself and can lead to several different outcomes. In my case a ‘Thought Web,’ a visual means of connecting the things I wanted to include before ordering them into a narrative thread.

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The Theory of Concept Mapping 

6th May 2020

Concept mapping is a powerful visual thinking technique, commonly used in education, scientific study, engineering and in business. It is great for mapping out knowledge and communicating complex ideas. In this article, we will explore what a concept map is, the benefits of its use and how you can create them in Inspiration 9.

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Minimising The Noise In My Head - Student Video Case Study  

19th March 2020

Kylie Nicole, an undergraduate studying Criminology and Psychology at the Open University describes in this video blog how Inspiration 9 helps her to get her ideas down and begin the writing process.  

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Link Phrases in Inspiration 9

The Power of Link Phrases - Deepening Understanding, Supporting Writing & Revision  

25th Feb 2020

Link phrases are commonly associated with concept maps. A concept map illustrates the relationships between concepts. We like to think of it as mapping out knowledge. For example it is a graphical tool that researchers, scientists and engineers can use to organise and structure information. For students it helps them to organise and represent their knowledge of a subject.  

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Inspiration 9 timeline

Creating a timeline with Inspiration 9

31st Jan 2020

Find out how you can quickly create a timeline in Inspiration 9 to use in your reports, essays and presentations.

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Inspiration 9 - now part of TechEd Marketing

Inspiration 9 IE for Windows: now part of TechEd Marketing

27th Dec 2019

TechEd Marketing are delighted to announce that, having licensed the publishing rights from the software's creators, Inspiration 9 IE for Windows is now part of TechEd Marketing. A global product with millions of users worldwide, TechEd Marketing will be developing, publishing and selling Inspiration 9 into regions across the globe.

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