One of the most important things you can do (or must do!) before completing a problem or task is to plan. Planning supports your memory, it improves answers, grades and limits you forgetting information. It is incredibly important!? However, not many people have that many different ways that they can plan to complete tasks and problems. That is where Graphic Organisers come in.
Graphic Organisers are an incredibly helpful tool to help you plan - to complete tasks, tackle problems and answer exam questions. The more ways you have to plan, the better you will do. Therefore, I have made videos to support you in understand what Graphic Organisers are, how they work and the different types. Watch through these videos so that you have the skills you need to be an awesome planner!
WHAT ARE THEY? WHY DO WE USE THEM? WHEN SHOULD WE USE THEM? WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR USING THEM?
A Circle Map helps you to organise key words and phrases. Take a look at the video to find out how!
A Bubble Map helps you to define and describe a 'thing'. Take a look at the video to find out how!
A Double Bubble Map helps you to compare and contrast two or more things to find what is similar and what is different. Take a look at the video to find out how!
A Flow Map helps you to put things in order, like instructions or historical events. Take a look at the video to find out how!
A Multi-Flow Map helps you to look at the causes and outcomes of an event. Take a look at the video to find out how!
A Fishbone Diagram helps you to look at the causes of an event in more detail. Take a look at the video to find out how!
A Tree Map helps you to compare things that are parts of a whole. Take a look at the video to find out how!
A Brace Map helps to analyse the parts of one specific thing in detail. Take a look at the video to find out how!
A Bridge Map helps you find the relating factor between two words or phrases. Take a look at the video to find out how!
A Frayer Model is a great revision tool where you look at the definition, characteristics, examples and non-examples of a 'thing', topic or concept. Take a look at the video to find out how!
GRAPHIC ORGANISER QUIZ
In this video, you will be quizzed on which of the 10 different types of Graphic Organiser you should use for each of the different scenarios. You are given each of the 10 types to help you along. HOWEVER - if you haven't watched our introduction video on Graphic Organisers and the video on each type, you need to go and do that first. When you do the quiz, if you get any wrong, go and watch the videos for those Graphic Organisers, so that you don't make the same mistakes again in future!
Once you've done that, there is a second quiz underneath. Have a go at this to make sure you are an expert on selecting the correct Graphic Organiser.
A significant number of ideas and diagrams for these videos came from the Derby Research School.