The essential tool to visualize,
think, organize and learn
Inspiration® is the essential visual
thinking and learning tool students rely on to plan,
research and complete projects successfully. With
the integrated Diagram and Outline Views, learners
create graphic organizers and expand topics into
writing. This powerful combination encourages
learning in multiple modes. As a result, students
gain and retain a better understanding of concepts
and demonstrate knowledge, improving their
performance across the curriculum.
Students build graphic organizers,
including concept maps, webs and idea
maps, in Inspiration to:
- Plan and organize
- Research and evaluate
- Comprehend and communicate
Educators use Inspiration to customize
instruction, achieve standards, assess student
projects and energize learning. An expanded
selection of 120+ cross-curricular templates in
language arts, social studies, science, planning and
thinking makes starting assignments quick and easy.
Research shows that visual learning is one
of the best methods for teaching thinking skills.
Visual learning techniques - graphical ways of
working with ideas and presenting information -
teach students to clarify their thinking and to
process, organize and prioritize new information.
Evaluation Version - This is the full version
of the software. You can use it only for 30 days
Visualize Ideas, Concepts and
In Diagram View, students create graphic
organizers — including concept maps, webs and idea
maps— to analyze, compare and evaluate information.
With symbols, links, text and multimedia files,
Inspiration makes it easy to express ideas, discover
relationships, and develop new thoughts and
In Diagram View, you can:
Represent thoughts and
information with pictures, images, words and
multimedia - such as QuickTime® movies and MP3
Find just the right image
from Inspiration's library of 1,000+ searchable
symbols or insert a graphic from Inspiration's
online symbol collection, containing more than 1
million illustrations and photographs.
Show relationships among
ideas with the Link tool. Explain relationships
by adding text directly on the links.
Brainstorm ideas quickly
with the RapidFire® tool. Capture thoughts with
or without automatic links to symbols.
Differentiate among ideas
and groups with colors, shapes, patterns and
effortlessly using the Arrange tool or use
AutoArrange to automatically format diagrams as
Improve Writing Proficiency
With a simple mouse click, students can
transform their diagram into a hierarchical outline
to further organize and develop their thoughts into
written reports. Powerful outlining capabilities
help students refine the structure of their writing
and expand on their ideas and notes. Additional
tools support more polished written projects and
Add new topics and notes
to further develop ideas. Diagram View updates
Organize ideas and
rearrange thoughts easily by dragging subtopics.
Write with more clarity
and build vocabulary using the Word Guide, an
innovative dictionary and thesaurus.
Identify misspelled words
automatically with the contextual spell checker.
Finalize projects by
transfer to a favorite word processor.
Transform work into a web
site with the Site Skeleton® export tool.
Plan, Organize and Complete Projects
Students use Inspiration to successfully
plan and organize projects, assignments, and more.
Available tools and options support a variety of
learning styles and help students complete projects,
develop thinking skills, and demonstrate knowledge,
making Inspiration the essential tool to visualize,
think, organize and learn.
Start assignments quickly
with 65 inspiring templates that offer
frameworks for assignments in language arts,
science, and social studies and for thinking and
planning exercises. More than 60 additional
templates are available through Inspiration
diagrams and outlines by adding hyperlinks that
connect to other documents, including web sites,
Inspiration documents and files created in other
programs. This provides students with a simple
way to gather research and keep their work and
Use multimedia to create
more engaging and informed projects. Students
insert and play video and sound, such as
QuickTime® movies and MP3 files, right in
Inspiration. Students can also record their own
audio and attach it to a symbol or topic.
Plan projects and track
ideas using the Checklist feature.
diagrams and outlines to continue working on
projects in word processing documents,
PowerPoint® slides and graphics files.
Use the Site Skeleton
export to seamlessly convert outlines and
diagrams to HTML and incorporate the diagram's
symbols, video and sound into web pages. Each
symbol becomes a separate web page, complete
with appropriate hyperlinks. Inspiration even
creates a site map.
Educator Tools Support Curriculum
Template Wizard – Create
customized visual learning activities! The
Template Wizard gives teachers step-by-step help
for designing templates to support any
curriculum area. Custom libraries may also be
created and saved with templates for sharing
with other computers. Teachers can also limit
the symbol library for targeted study.
Flexible template access –
Use and share templates with ease! Templates can
be stored and launched from any location, making
them readily available for students and
50+ Curriculum Packets –
Online Curriculum Packets help teachers
effectively integrate visual learning techniques
as they address multiple learning styles. Each
comprehensive online Curriculum Packet provides
an integrated unit plan with multiple templates
and exemplars. Each of the 50+ Curriculum
Packets offers standards-aligned supplemental
instructional units for high school-level
language arts, social studies or science.