This project was my first one to ever use Inspiration 9 software. I got very frustrated in the beginning because I could not figure out how to properly download the software and it kept telling me it was blocked. I finally figured it all out. I really liked using the software, and it is something I would be interested in using in my future. I have used word before to create a concept map, so I knew what I had in mind visually. I did not have any trouble linking it all together, and I was able to navigate the software pretty easily. I thought it was really nice to add pictures to the map, and there were a lot of other tools that were unique. I did not choose to use all of the features on my concept map, but I did play around with several of them. I almost purchased the software at the end of the project because I liked it all so much. I decided I would wait until I was ready to use it again or until I got a new computer. The software could definitely be helpful for both teachers and students. The concept maps, for instance, would be really helpful to teach with for those who are visual learners. I tend to make concept maps quite often even on the board or a piece of paper. I would not introduce this to my students in technology at such a young age, but I think it would be beneficial to those in high school. Distance learning is a helpful resource, and since technology is more prevalent today than ever. Inspiration 9 is just one example of distance learning. I want to give my students all the opportunities to learn in a way that is best for them.
Below are the links to my concept map: