Create interactive class brainstorming activities
GroupMap helps your students learn and think critically, collaboratively and creatively. Using activities designed by educators, GroupMap provides you with a host of teaching tools at your fingertips to engage students, support visible learning and to make your lessons interactive and insightful. All of this happens in a safe and secure learning space.
Use the time you save to provide better feedback and assess learning outcomes. Give each student a voice, create engagement and accountability while building on the collective wisdom in the room.
Ready for your students to think better together?
Start a mind map or a virtual wall to explore a topic
Use a mind map to brainstorm around a central theme or topic with branches or use a virtual wall to add ideas, images, links and videos to inspire creative thinking. A perfect exercise for researching a new topic or creating a virtual inspiration wall around a subject like what are the skills students will need for jobs of the future.
Create a single map for the whole class or multiple maps for each group whilst being able to safely monitor and control access. Easily see which students are the strongest contributors and give feedback to students easily.
Customisable graphic organizers that power up your lesson plans
An educational technology tool designed and built for
Serious teachers who guide from the side
Easily create lesson plans from 50+ graphic organizer templates or create your own in less than a minute. Save time by being able to see student responses in real time, facilitate discussion and provide real-time feedback or easy assessment.
Empowering students with 21st Century thinking skills
Every student has a voice and can learn from each other. Build critical, creative and collaborative thinking skills.
Turning lesson plans into engaging class discussion
Rich media can be added to ideas to create a more engaging learning experience. Supports all core subjects areas as well STEM, inquiry or problem-based learning.
Went down as one of the best PD sessions ran, my team were still talking about how to engage afterwards.
Achieved a 'flipped classroom' situation. Thank you for providing an enlightening experience of the paradigm shifting potential that ICT has for teaching and learning.
I think of GroupMap as The Voice of Collaboration, and could not recommend it more highly.
The potential for this program in a variety of learning situations is enormous.
Just wanted to reiterate the value that Groupmap provides. It is really the best of breed!
Very flexible, configurable, easy to use.
I have used GroupMap in a simulation exercise for a final year unit that I tutored. In this class, select students had to communicate with mock patients in our model pharmacy room while being filmed in real-time for the rest of the class to observe. To allow for detailed feedback to be provided, I simply asked my students to make constructive comments on a 'Pros/Cons' GroupMap template while observing their fellow student perform in the simulation exercise. The use of GroupMap to assist in peer-feedback provision - and its subsequent use to drive class discussion - were well received by all three classes that I tutored.
Very useful teaching tool
I am very impressed with GroupMap and was introduced to it via Curtin. I am using it with all my classes. I also teach at ECU. and have used this trial licence to facilitate a review with one of my classes. I shared this information with my UC who has forwarded it to others in the school. Thank you for developing such a great tool!
It is easy to use and a great way to efficiently gather data in student learning and thinking.
See GroupMap in action in these classrooms
Features designed for classrooms
Build, reuse and share lesson activities
Created a lesson you love? You can save the map as a template so that you can rinse and repeat. You can even invite other teachers and share templates. Now that’s a time saver!
School branding and integration
Affordable upfront pricing
We keep things simple. No freemiums, in-app purchases or free tools to bait and switch. We provide a fixed price for your school from as little as $1 per person per year or teacher accounts on a month by month basis.
Staff, student and data security
All our maps already use SSL to transfer data (the same technology used by banks) and we back up your data every day. If your school needs additional security measures through firewalls and integration in a more controlled environment, we can do that too.
This is built in as a default for all education based accounts just to play it safe. @#$% be gone. Teachers can also moderate content, address online etiquette issues as a teachable moment and monitor activity.
Individual or collaborative brainstorming modes
Individual brainstorming means each student only sees what they have entered allowing you to individually assess or give feedback. Collaborative brainstorming modes means ideas can be seen in real time as they are entered which is perfect for small group work and idea sharing.
Need more reasons to get started?
Our school plans come with additional support that means we help you as a teacher get value straight away by helping you create your first lesson plan based on what you need. You’ll be supported by someone in-house with real teaching experience in both high school and tertiary environments and a Masters Degree in education.
Individual student activity reports
Grab a full session report in a click or see individual student contributions so you can see who is and is not contributing.
Choose anonymity settings
Depending on your activity, you can make your maps anonymous to get honest answers, partially anonymous so that you can see who said what but the other students can’t, or not anonymous so that names are shown against each idea.
Make an impact
GroupMap has been a finalist in the OzApp, Reimagine Education and Australian iAwards (Education) category. We continue to build tools for teachers who want to help their students think better together.