What is Inspiration?


Inspiration (http://www.inspiration.com/) is a software program that allows students and teachers to create graphic organizers and expand topics into writing. Since Inspiration relies on visual representations, students see how ideas are connected and realize how information can be grouped and organized. Students can use diagrams to display large amounts of information in ways that are easy to understand.

If you are an FCPS teacher, you have access to work-at-home rights. Ask your Technology Coordinator about the process so you can have access to Inspiration on your home computer.


Video Intro


Click on the link to watch a video over viewing all you can do with Inspiration.
**http://www.inspiration.com/quicktours/index.cfm?fuseaction=Insp_Quicktour_QT**

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Where do you see Inspiration fitting into your curriculum?
2. How do you see Inspiration being used? by students? by teachers?

Video: Diagram View - Using Arrange and Word Guide

Video: Diagram view - Exporting a file to MS Word, Exporting a file as a website

Video: Templates - Using existing templates and creating new templates

Video: Included help files and templates - Curriculum packets, documentation, examples, training videos

Special thanks for Jesse Wisnouse and Heather McCarthy for these videos.

Resources


  • Inspiration's Learning Community http://www.inspiredlearningcommunity.com/. You can find and share ideas about Inspiration and Kidspiration. If you join the website, you may also download or share lesson plans that integrate Inspiration into the curriculum.


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