For visual mapping, outlining, writing and making presentations, use Inspiration® 9, the ultimate thinking and learning tool. Brainstorm ideas, structure your thoughts and visually communicate concepts to strengthen understanding with the Diagram and Map Views.
To take notes, organize information, and structure writing for plans, papers and reports, use the integrated Outline View to focus on main and supporting ideas and to clarify thinking in written form. With Inspiration's Presentation Manager, transform your diagrams, mind maps and outlines into polished presentations that communicate ideas clearly and demonstrate understanding and knowledge.
Students build graphic organizers, including concept maps, webs, mind maps and idea maps, in Inspiration to:
Visualize & Develop Ideas. Understand & Retain Concepts.
Inspiration makes it easy to create webs, idea maps, mind maps, concept maps, graphic organizers, process flows, and other diagrams for thinking, organizing and writing. Use these proven visual thinking and learning techniques to brainstorm ideas, explore and explain relationships, and integrate new knowledge with what you already know. Inspiration encourages deeper, more critical thinking and that improves creativity, comprehension and retention.
Plan & Organize Written Work
Get organized and think through projects and assignments more effectively using Inspiration’s Outline View. Structure your work for planning and writing. Brainstorm and organize ideas. Gather and keep track of research information and develop a logical flow for written and oral communication. With Outline View, you can quickly develop main and supporting ideas and add detail helping you write to a purpose. Outlining, paired with the integrated visual views, lets you move seamlessly between visual and written expressions of your thinking to expand and refine ideas and produce quality work.
Communicate & Present Knowledge
Communicate what you’ve learned with Inspiration’s Presentation Manager. Use the content you’ve developed in Diagram, Map and Outline Views and expand your work into more thoughtful and compelling presentations and final projects. Inspiration provides all the tools to create organized, polished, formal presentations that convey ideas clearly and demonstrate your understanding and knowledge. Use the FREE Inspiration Presenter to show your presentation easily on any Macintosh® or Windows® computer.
Use Inspiration for All of Your School Projects Enhance & Improve Your Work
Build vocabulary and accurately express your intended message with the Word Guide, an integrated dictionary and thesaurus.
Include videos and record and play sound in your diagrams, outlines and presentations to add multimedia impact.
Add hyperlinks to web pages, files and other Inspiration documents to gather research or organize larger team projects.
Share Your Work
Print your work from Diagram, Map and Outline Views and from the Presentation Manager.
Transfer your work to a word processor to streamline and support project completion.
Save documents as PDFs.
Use the Site Skeleton® export to transform diagrams into HTML web sites.
Export diagrams and mind maps as .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp or .wmf files to insert in other materials.
Use Inspiration to its Full Potential
Templates provide guidelines and help you start projects quickly.
On-demand Training Videos show you how to use Inspiration’s most commonly used tools.
A built-in help system provides assistance when you have questions about how to use Inspiration 9.
Examples give you ideas on how Inspiration can be used across the curriculum.
What's New in Inspiration
Achieve more across the curriculum with Inspiration 9
For 21st century students, success depends on strong reading, writing, critical thinking and organizational skills, along with the ability to retain information, understand complex content and communicate knowledge effectively. In every subject and across a wide spectrum of projects, Inspiration® 9 provides an essential framework for thinking -- helping students achieve more as they comprehend, create and communicate knowledge successfully.
More visual learning support for reading, writing and thinking in Diagram View
Select from more symbol images that support curriculum content.
Lock symbols while developing templates to ensure they aren't moved or deleted by students.
Use Linking Phrases to easily explain relationships between ideas while creating concept maps.
NEW Map View—A new visual view to create and think with mind maps
Add new topic and subtopic branches with one click.
Rearrange and graft ideas to other branches by simply dragging them into place.
Add a note to any topic to expand upon your ideas.
Differentiate and emphasize ideas and groups using symbol images, colors and fonts.
Instantly transform your mind map into an outline to develop your writing.
More organizing, outlining and writing capabilities added to Outline View
Make visual connections in Outline View by showing or hiding symbols and Linking Phrases.
Take multiple topics and make them one topic using Combine Topics.
Use Break Apart to divide one long topic with multiple ideas into separate topics.
Use Word Count to meet word and page count requirements.
NEW Presentation Manager to develop presentations and present your knowledge
Develop slides from content and snapshot graphics automatically generated from your Diagram, Map and Outline Views.
Add, duplicate, reorder and delete slides and talking points to expand your presentation and communicate your message effectively.
Use ready-made professional background themes to create visually appealing presentations.
Change background colors and font styles or add graphic backgrounds to create your own custom theme styles.
Choose from different slide layouts to best communicate your key points and visual content.
Communicate visually by adding graphics from your computer and the Internet. Create your own snapshots from your diagram or mind map.
Add impact to your talking points by including videos and sounds that play directly from your presentation.
Clarify your points of view and support your message by adding hyperlinks and speaker notes.
Use slide transitions and reveal talking points individually to engage your audience.
Print your slides in various formats (with or without speaker notes) for handouts including 3x5 and 4x6 cards.
FREE Inspiration Presenter, available on the Inspiration 9 install CD and downloadable online:
Play your presentation directly from Inspiration 9 or from any Windows® or Macintosh® computer.
Present using a single screen or take advantage of speaker monitor support that shows speaker notes and other presenter information.
Run your presentation automatically with the Auto-Play option.
What’s New in Inspiration Version 9.2:
OSX Mavericks support - Visual thinking is now a seamless, uninterrupted experience, no matter if you’re using Mac or Windows.
Import/ export with Inspiration Maps for iPad - Take advantage of the bevy of new functions we just added to Inspiration 9’s sister app for iPad, Inspiration Maps version 1.4. The 9.2 update is needed for import and export between the app and the desktop.
System Requirements for Inspiration 9.2
Windows® : XP, Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8
Macintosh® : OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 & 10.9