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Benefits of Graphic Organizers for Teaching and Learning

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Posted by Pemala Pfeiffer | 04/24/2020
Want to know the benefits of graphic organizers? Why do teachers and students use graphic organizers? As practical teaching tools, graphic organizers make the study more enjoyable and efficient by showing the relationship, visualizing and simplifying ideas, and organizing information.
Graphic Organizers for Teaching

Overview of Graphic Organizers

Graphic organizers include various kinds of graphs and diagrams that organize ideas visually. They help readers to classify ideas and communicate effectively. They are of great help for teaching and learning for their feature of visualization. Use a graphic organizer to empower your students, arouse their curiosity, and have fun in study.

Watch this video to know different types of graphic organizers.

Benefits of Graphic Organizer for Teaching and Learning

1. Show Relationship

With vivid shapes, symbols and connectors, graphic organizers visualize the relationship between different parts. For example, Venn diagrams help students see and understand the common points and differences of things. Cause-and-effect diagrams help student find out the causes and results of an event.Mind map can boost students' creative thinking when they understand how different subtopics relate to the main topic. Flowcharts presents the sequence relation clearly step by step.

See some examples below. Click the pictures or links to view large version or download the graphic organizers as you like.

Comparison Venn Diagram
Reading Interest Fishbone
Syntax Tree Chart

2. Visualize and Simplify Ideas

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes, graphic organizers can simplify complicated ideas by visualizing them. Seeable ideas are more understandable, especially for visual learners.

Water Cycle
Phase Change Chart
Trolley Movement Experiment

Water Cycle
Graphic Organizer

3. Organize Information

When there is a large amount of information, it is hard for the brain to decode and digest. The graphic organizer can logically organize the information. If the learning process lasts for a long time, to comprehend and memorize information in a structured way is more relaxed. For example, a timeline is especially helpful for remembering the chronological sequence of historical events. A storyboard can help students summarize a story in terms of time, place, event, and climax. Teachers can use a KWL chart to engage students better during class.

Jeans History Timeline
Storyboard
 Migratory Bird KWL Chart

How to Create Stunning Graphic Organizers?

First of all, we have to download a professional graphic organizer software.

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  • Effortlessly create over 280 types of diagrams.
  • Provide various templates & symbols to match your needs.
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  • Compatible with a variety of file formats, such as MS Office, Visio, PDF, etc.
  • Feel free to export, print and share your diagrams.

Step 1: Get started quickly with an appropriate graphic organizer template.

Step 2: Customize the template to fit your needs.

Step 3: Add your content.

Step 4: Export your works to the files you want.

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