1. Topic-
Concept Maps and Inspiration
2. Content-
Students will learn about Concept Maps and how to create them with Inspiration

This will include the basic features of Inspiration as well as the uses of a concept map.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will have understanding of Concept Maps
2. Students will be able to use Inspiration to create Concept Maps
4. Objectives-
Students will be able to create a concept map in Inspiration
5. Materials and Aids-
Minimally, a classroom with a front end machine and projector and a computer for each student.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Students will be shown concept maps already made so that they can see what a final product looks like
2. Students will be shown Inspiration with basic tools

B. Development-

Students will get a rundown of the different tools and features of Inspiration

C. Practice-

Students will begin the lesson by being told that they are to create a concept map of what they do in the morning. This will wrap after the entry node where students will be told to work on their own concept map.

D. Independent Practice-

Under instructor supervision, students will create a concept map for their daily routine. This will allow them to use constructivist techniques to learn, while having the instructor available to answer questions.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

This session is both visual and auditory, with the hands-on session giving constructivist methods. This should provide all students with adequate means of grasping the topics.

F. Checking for understanding-

Students will compare concept maps with each other and then add new nodes onto their own concept map as well as potential new ideas, such as combining nodes that are the same.

G. Closure-

Students will be told examples of how they may use concept maps in their work/class environment.
7. Evaluation-
If every student successfully creates a concept map, then the lesson plan worked!

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