Saturday, November 20, 2010
Review: Inspiration Software
My 8yo son loves dinosaurs. But report writing? Uh, not so much. Until he gets a chance to do it with some rather cool software.
Inspiration Software allows you to enter information in a web diagram, traditional outline, map, or any number of other organizational mediums. Big deal you say? Ah, but there's more. Let's say you enter your info in a web diagram. With a single click you can see the same information in the form of a traditional outline. Or a chart.
As an example, my son made the traditional outline as shown at left. He was then able to click to see the same info on the web, above. He could then go in and personalize his web with illustrations. (Loved that!) As someone who has taught students outlining and webbing, let me say that this makes learning SO. MUCH. EASIER. Some kids are adept at webs. Some at outlines. Some at other forms of organization. But this makes it so that they can understand--in a click!--the connection between them.
Another bonus for my son? He loves typing. Doesn't love the physical act of writing. So he sat in front of the computer and read through book after book while taking notes directly onto the software program.
We've been **inspired**!
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