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Brainstorming & Organization Tools

Publisher's Documentation: is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online.

  • Create colorful mind maps online
  • Share and work with friends
  • Embed your mind map in your blog or website
  • Email and print your mind map
  • Save your mind map as an image


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Cacoo is an online drawing tool that makes Real-Time Collaboration a reality!

Cacoo enables Real-Time Collaboration. A diagram created with Cacoo can be edited by multiple people at the same time. Changes by users are reflected in real-time. Working with Cacoo makes it seem like everyone is working together in the same room and brings new meaning to the word Collaboration.


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Creately lets you create professional-looking online diagrams with your colleagues.

Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers

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Holt's Interactive Graphic Organizers allow you to:  download, type in your comments and print it out.

Each graphic organizer includes Teaching Notes with lessons and tips on how to use graphic organizers in the classroom.

Intel Education Thinking Tools

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Intel® Education thinking tools are based on research that demonstrates the value of visual representation in constructing and retaining new information. Teachers create online workspaces for students to engage in robust discussions, analyze complex information, pursue investigations, and solve problems.

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Mind42 is a collaborative mind mapping tool in your browser. Manage all your ideas, whether alone, twosome or working together with the whole world - collaborative, browser-based and for free.


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Mindmeister is an online collaborative mindmapping tool with which you can brainstorm with others in real time. You can create your own mind maps on an award-winning interface or share them with your friends, or collaborate with others to create a map.


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PINBALL is here to help you kick start new ideas, to get your thoughts flowing freely, and to develop your creative talents. Bounce your ideas around by using these fun and simple tools, and who knows what ideas might pop up.

Read Write Think

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Read Write Think's interactives engage your students in online literacy learning with these interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals—from organizing their thoughts to learning about language—all while having fun.


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Stix lets you create online bulletin boards for collaborating with family, friends, and colleagues. You can share pictures, files, reminders, and notes by using different widgets whose size and color you can change. It’s fun, free, easy, and colorful.


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The Teach-nology Graphic Organizer Maker will allow you to make graphic organizers by filling out a simple form. The materials are made instantly and can be printed directly from your computer. 


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Thinklinker lets you create outlines in your Web browser. You can collaborate in real time and share outlines. You can also use chat while collaborating.

Time Toast

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Timetoast allows people to create interactive timelines, which they can share anywhere on the web. Anyone can join Timetoast and start creating and sharing their own timelines, all they need is a valid email address. It's completely free!

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Wallwisher is an online noticeboard maker. You can use this tool to make announcements and keep notes. You can use links, pictures, music, video, and pages. You don’t have to register.


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Webspiration is the online version of inspiration software.  It is a visual learning tool that inspires students to develop and organize their ideas.


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Webnote is a tool for taking notes on your computer. You can also share your notes with others by giving the workspace name or the URL.



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Wridea is an online idea-management service and a collection of brainstorming tools. You store, manage, organize, and share your ideas to improve them. You use the Web interface, or you write an email to your Wridea address to keep your ideas organized. You have pages and categories that let you improve your ideas easily and collaboratively.