Webspiration classroom is a very powerful graphic organizer that can be used by teachers as well as students. It can graphically illustrate complex concepts or ideas – presenting them in a different way thus augmenting the learning process. The site may be freely used as a trial for 30 days or a subscription may be purchased for a varying period of time. Work may be created individually or collaboratively. The program has the ability to manage content and publish to the web. While creating content, participants may comment, chat, or revise depending upon what roles are assigned. I found the site very easy to use and created a few concept maps for use in the classroom. I think it will be particularly helpful for new students to visualize complex concepts and aid in developing critical thinking skills. Please view the screencast for a more detailed explanation.
Also please listen to a few educators who use the website in their classroom: