Inspired visual thinking and learning. (new products).Inspiration Software, www.inspiration. com, Software, Single instructional bundle, $79, Multi-computer licenses available ($310 for 5 computers-$895 for 20 computers)
Inspiration 7 is the latest version of the tool for developing ideas and organizing thinking through visual learning activities, such as concept mapping, outlining and other activities. Designed for grades 6-12, the software now provides more powerful support for critical thinking, comprehension comprehension
Act of or capacity for grasping with the intellect. The term is most often used in connection with tests of reading skills and language abilities, though other abilities (e.g., mathematical reasoning) may also be examined. and writing in all curriculum areas.
Educator suggestions and in-school usability How easy something is to use. Both software and Web sites can be tested for usability. Considering how difficult applications are to use and Web sites are to navigate, one would wish that more designers took this seriously. See user interface and usability lab. studies and observations brought about the latest features, which include new thinking tools, an enhanced interface, flexible template (1) A pre-designed document or data file formatted for common purposes such as a fax, invoice or business letter. If the document contains an automated process, such as a word processing macro or spreadsheet formula, then the programming is already written and embedded in the functions, rapid Web site creation and improved operational support.
The new tools are: visually integrated notes, so students can create diagrams to start the writing process; enhanced hyperlinking, which makes it easier to gather, manage and present information from multiple sources; audio capabilities, so students can hear work read aloud and record their own words; and multiple main ideas, which allow students to freely explore multiple ideas simultaneously as they brainstorm, analyze and organize their thoughts.
The software, which is compatible with Mac OS X, also supports Inspiration 6 and Kidspiration The visual learning software tool Kidspiration is published by Inspiration Software, Inc. and is used primarily by students in kindergarten through 5th grade to build graphic organizers such as concept maps, diagrams and webs. , allowing for document sharing See data conferencing. .
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