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URL http://www.spicynodes.org/
Description Mind mapping software that is moveable and adaptable to a variety of presentation styles.
Account Types  

Go to: http://www.spicynodes.org/signup.html

Sign up using a password combination of your choice.( you may sign up using (Facebook, Google, and Yahoo as well)


Suggested Inquiry Activities

Use spicynodes to drive your instruction surrounding an essential question and  have students collaborate to fill in information/questions about the topic at hand.
Have students create a spicynodes mindmap around a primary source with questions they want to answer during a course of study. Throughout the unit have them build out the spicy nodes to reflect what they have learned.
Use Spicy Nodes as a parking lot for keywords surrounding topics of study, and students can access them from home and from school.


What Teachers Like About Spicynodes

  • Fast , fun, and interactive for students and teachers alike.
  • Can be presented in a variety of formats
  • Easy to access at home and at school.
  • Can work as a collaboration between multiple students.
  • You can take what you have done on posters in the classroom and put it into digital form on a spicynode for easy recording and presentation at a later date. 


Teacher Tips For Using the Tool

  • Start simple and play with the outline organization of this tool to learn about the format before using it in the classroom,
  • Train your students to "drive" while you discuss so the tool becomes seamlessly intertwined in lessons.
  • Take a look at the educational suggestions in Spicy Nodes
  • Look at the gallery of samples and get some great ideas for using  this tool in the classroom 



Common Core State Standards





AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner




ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) NETS Standards



Primary Sources Example

Writing Styles Brainstorm: Beginning of the year brainstorm about writing styles



What is a Historian:

Investigating the job of a historian in the classroom



Getting Started











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