Concept Mapping Resources

Inspiration/Kidspiration - concept mapping software that has been used in schools for the past 10-15 years. This commercial software software is still being updated, however schools must continually purchase the newer versions. The company currently has a free Beta on an online concept mapping tool. See Webspiration below.

Webspiration is the new online visual thinking tool from the makers of Inspiration/Kidspiration that helps you capture ideas, organize information, diagram processes and create clear, concise written documents whether working individually or collaboratively. Webspiration is currently in public Beta and offered free of charge.

Free Mind - an open source mind mapping software. It has a fairly simple interface and is quick to use once you have mastered a few concepts and controls.
Download Free Mind

**Mindmeister** - a tool for online real-time collaboration Users can create, manage and share mind maps online and access them anytime, from anywhere. In brainstorming mode, fellow MindMeisters from around the world (or just in different rooms) can simultaneously work on the same mind map and see each other's changes as they happen. The basic edition is free.
  • save up to 3 mind maps
  • share and collaborate on maps
  • import maps from Free Mind and MindManager
  • export maps as image/PDF/RTF
  • publish maps to blogs and websites