A. Instruction - 7.7
B. Design - 9
C. Design - 7.7
Creately: A Top Resource for Creating and Sharing Graphic Organizers
Summary : Making the Making of Graphic Organizers Easy!
Creately is a visual collaboration tool that offers an online whiteboard solution that helps teachers
emulate the classroom whiteboard/ blackboard experience to students. As an online whiteboard
teachers and students can collaborate on the same canvas as they visualize ideas, concepts, etc.
Students and teachers can connect via in-app video conferencing and track changes each other makes
with real-time mouse tracking and change previews.
The infinite canvas offers pre-made templates for multiple subject areas in primary, secondary, and
tertiary education levels. Users can create a variety of diagrams and visuals (i.e. dichotomous key
diagrams, graphic organizers, lesson plans, etc.) needed for presentations, lessons and assignments.
Documents can be shared with students and colleagues for their output and feedback which includes in-
line comments. With features to simplify the online drawing and collaboration experience, Creately is a
cloud-based solution for educators, which allows files to be accessed from anywhere, from any device.
- After reading a text or studying a topic, teachers can have students load a template from this
website and give directions to students by using the in-app video conferencing feature. Teachers
can also track changes each student makes with real-time mouse tracking and change previews,
which can help students to complete task accurately. When finished, students can send their
work to their teacher via email or by posting a link to it on a class website.
- In preparation for an extended assignment, teachers can create a graphic organizer using this
website and then save it as a PDF or image file, which they can print and have students
- Teachers can give group assignments, where students can read a given text and collaborate with
other students in the group to complete it. Students can collaborate on the same canvas by
selecting a template of their choice and working on it as a response to the text. When finished,
students will email their work to their teacher.
- After reading a text or completing an activity, students can create a graphic organizer or image
that represents what they understood as the meaning from the text or activity. Students can
then share their organizer by posting a link to it on a class website.
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|