MindMeister is a free web 2.0 tool that allows users to create graphic organizers. In addition to text boxes, each graphic organizer can include pictures, links, and videos. Create a free account at www.mindmeister.com/signup/basic

Use this cheat sheet for help creating your first graphic organizer -

Forensics--

Students in forensics will select a mystery novel that deals with forensic practices and procedures. While they read, students follow the evidence and analyze the forensic practices used. Students will report their book using a MindMeister graphic organizer. Students can collect research information from the library's and NCWise Owl's Encyclopedia Britannica (High School Zone --> Britannica).

Students in this Forensics class also completed another graphic organizer using Prezi--after researching information about a serial killer, students used the Draw - Timeline feature in Prezi to explain what occurred with this event in history. Here's a student example: