What is Concept Mapping?

A technique to help visualize the relationships between concepts. Concept maps are also reffered to as mind maps.

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Gliffy: Create, share, and collaborate with a large selection of visuals. With a free account you can create up to five public documents. You can search for graphics to use or use basic shapes for your concept map.

Who should register? Teachers, Students
Does the site require an email address to view the concept maps? Yes.
Does the site require an email address to create an account? Yes.
Are there privacy settings available? It says no on the site. But the diagrams are password protected and collaborators are invited via e-mail.
Example:

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Mindmeister Create, manage, and share concept map online at anytime or anywhere. You can use colors and icons to make your mind map more visually appealing. When two or more users open the map at the same time, changes that are made are seen simutaneouly by the other viewers brainstorming as well. Documents can be exported as rtf, pdf, or image files. For conference call while working on your concept map, you can integrate Mindmeister with Skype, a web application that enables you to make calls from your computer. For a free account, you can make up to six mind maps online.

Who should register? Teachers, Students
Does the site require an email address to view the concept maps? No. By clicking the Browse tab, you can see public mind maps people have created.
Does the site require an email address to create an account? Yes.
Are there privacy settings available? Yes.
Example:

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Mindomo: This mind mapping tool allows users with a free account to create 7 private concept maps and an unlimited amount of public maps. Please note: There are Google ads on the right side of this site.

Who should register? Teachers, Students
Does the site require an email address to view the concept maps? No. By clicking the Browse tab, you can see public mind maps people have created.
Does the site require an email address to create an account? Yes.
Are there privacy settings available? Yes.
Example:

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Webspiration Made by the people who brought you Inspiration software, Webspiration allows students (or teachers) to collaborate in an online environment in order to create concept maps. Access the work from school, from home, from anywhere you have an Internet connection. Once the map is created it can be downloaded into the computer version of Inspiration and edited, printed, exported, etc. Now you can publish your diagram or outline to a hosted and protected area of the Webspiration web site. Share the URL with friends or colleagues or use the code provided to embed the document in a web page, blog, or wiki. Webspiration doesn't have all of the features of the current version of Inspiration. It is currently released in the Beta version and will be free only for a limited time.

Who should register? Teachers, Students
Does the site require an email address to view the concept maps? No.
Does the site require an email address to create an account? Yes.
Are there privacy settings available? Yes.
Example:

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