Coggle is a really neat tool for graphic organizing, mind-mapping, or creating diagrams.
A user begins with a blank screen. By double-clicking anywhere on the screen, boxes come up that can be filled with text and/or an image. These boxes are then connected in a variety of ways to create a flowchart, mind-map, or virtually any diagram.
Coggle can address many Design Qualities including Novelty and Variety, Organization of Knowledge, and Clear & Compelling Product Standards. Here is a sample Coggle.
Coggle gives users three free diagrams before requiring a move to paid status. We tested this by making and deleting over five diagrams. As long as the user keeps three or fewer diagrams in the dashboard, it can be used for free.
The platform is easy and intuitive to use. Everything needed to get going is in the video below.
To use Coggle, students or teachers will need to create an account with either their Google or Microsoft password. There is no independent user name - password function. Coggle states they do this to avoid security issues for them and their users. When you log in with Google, you are getting all the Google security measures you would get when you use your Google account.
A Coggle Introduction.