How to Speaking a Thousand Words Graphically?

They say that a picture speaks a thousand words. Why should we let all those words go down the drain if there is a better way? When I was younger, I would often wish and hope that somebody would turn all those lines of words in my books into pictures. My teachers would often come to class with charts which they had painstakingly created the night before. These were not at all complicated and very colourful. What I liked most about them, however, was that they made learning fun.
Today, my kids have started their studies of long lines of words. I have been trying to teach them to use flowcharts and matrices and make their student lives just a lot less perplexing. They can’t help but have a great time using their crayons and making their charts brighter and prettier.
Of course, more than being fun, graphic organizers of all kinds help enhance learning. They lay emphasis on the important notions in a particular subject of study. They reveal the patterns and associations that exist between a number of different aspects. If you are trying to comprehend the elements of causality between a number of thoughts, a graphic organizer makes that easier to understand too.
Brainstorming is made a whole lot less perplexing when one tries to use charts and diagrams to pictorially represent the various ideas that emerge at various points of time. Most of the ideas that emerge at brainstorming sessions tend to appear rather random. So, it is a good suggestion to graphically represent the various associations between concepts so as to avoid confusion. If one does this right from the beginning, as the volume of ideas grows, the element of confusion will not spiral out of control. So whether it is likeness or antagonism or causality, maintaining a graphic organizer will make life a whole lot easier for you.
Today is a lot more different from the times when we had to sit down with our pencils and erasers, rubbing out older lines as new developments emerged. These days both children and grown-ups can utilize computerized graphic organizers. A simple click of the mouse and a little dragging will allow you to make a large variety of changes to your chart. So whether you are looking for an easier way to study new concepts or are simply trying to look through the information that you have collected, graphic organizers are usually a great help.
Of course, for those of us that are not too prepared to deal with computerized flowcharts, it is a good idea to stick to the good old crayons and sticky notes. Try using charts and graphics tools to make gathering and organizing data an easier task.

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