Free Graphic Organizers


Low Tech Option


App Organizers

  • Popplet Lite - Great for brainstorming, organizing, mind mapping. Easy to use.

  • Idea Sketch - offers a linear as well as a graphic view as an organizing tool

  • SimpleMInd + - mind mapping app

  • Inspiration Lite- can make five maps using the extensive template library or create your own from scratch


Chrome Extensions

  • Mind Mup - Easy to use mind mapping/brainstorming tool, offers Google Drive or Dropbox storage

  • Lucid Chart - collaborative diagrams for mind mapping, brainstorming.

Computer Options

  • Bubbl.us - Brain Storming and Organizing Tool good for visual thinkers/learners, EASY to use, very simple, customizable features, sharing capabilities

  • SpiderNet -Brainstorming/mind mapping tool. Can add documents, images, maps, share with other collaborators. Watch the two minute video tutorial here.

  • Text2MindMap- Create a simple idea web by simply typing the ideas into an outline, Easy to use

  • Popplet - fun tool for mind maps, graphic organizers, concept maps. Can create up to five at no cost.

  • Creately - offers online diagramming and collaboration. Access the free version here.

  • Read/Write/Think Webbing Tool - Allows you to create simple graphic organizers, EASY, can't share

  • Read/Write/Think Story Map Tool - Quickly create a visual of complex information, EASY, can't share

  • Read/Write/Think Graphic Map Tool - designed to be used as part of the pre-writing process to identify high and low points related to the subject. It could be a reaction to a book, writing about an event or a day, etc.

  • Cacoo - graphic organizer, allows synchronous collaboration as well.

  • Diagramly - easy to use, includes built-in graphics

  • Wisemapping - mind maps, share with others


  • Belvedere - Downloadable graphic organizer, designed for k-12 population, MODERATE to use,

  • Graphic Organizer Templates - 40 downloadable templates to use in a word processing program, quick, EASY

  • Graphic Organizer Templates - can be downloaded in Word or as PDFs or HTML. Include templates such as Character Maps, Concept Maps and StoryBoards (Note: not all templates are editable online. It appears to depend upon who created them)

  • Great Source iWrite: Graphic Organizer Templates - click on "Writer's Tools" and then narrative, expository, persuasive, response to literature or research templates to use in a word processing program. EASY

  • Prezi.com - Unique way to present information/ideas and concepts,interactive flow chart, MODERATE to use


  • CAST Science Writer- Helps students write a science lab report using chunking, prompting, and graphic organizers