Archive for the ‘Graphic Organizers’ Category

Create Charts Online with Gliffy

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

1X1Gliffy is a web-based application for creating diagrams. There are a variety of graphics and templates available such as Venn diagrams, flowcharts, floor plans and different shapes to help you get started. Here are some examples of Gliffy diagrams:


On the site, there is an option for a free or premium membership. With the free membership, you can create and share up to five public diagrams. After you finish a diagram, you can easily export it as a JPEG or PNG image or even just print it. Gliffy is also a great tool for creating graphics for a presentation. For more information, visit Gliffy’s Webpage.

Create 3D Models with Google SketchUp

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Trimble’s SketchUp (formerly a part of Google) is free three-dimensional imaging software. It features simple tools that help you design 3D content. You can create shapes, buildings, machines or models. ¬†SketchUp allows you to share your creations on its website’s gallery or export them into TIFF, JPEG and PNG files.

Easily Create and Share Diagrams with Webspiration

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

1X1With Webspiration, you can easily create a visual map that will help you organize concepts, plans and ideas. Webspiration is a useful tool for students to brainstorm ideas and make connections between concepts. Faculty and staff can also benefit from creating diagrams to assist with project management and planning. With a free Webspiration account, you can collaborate and share diagrams with anyone by simply sending an invite.

The benefit of using Webspiration is the incredibly user-friendly graphic interface; you can quickly develop and connect your ideas without having to spend a lot of time to get a professional-looking diagram. Also, because your documents are stored online, you can access them anytime, anywhere.


Getting Started

First, you’ll need to set up your free account and login. You’ll initially be taken to the Launch Page, where you can click on the Launch Inspiration button to start a new document. From the Launch Page, you can also access the Help Center for Getting Started documentation and the Learning Library, which contains resources and tips for using Webspiration.

Inspiration Software

Webspiration is also available as desktop application for Mac and PC calledInspiration. With Inspiration, you have the benefit of working from your hard drive, instead of working online. Inspiration is available for purchase and there is also a downloadable free 30-day trial.