5 Simple Steps to Automatically Create Concept Maps from Any Text with Algor Education
Creating concept maps from a text is a very effective study method because it helps to synthesize it with a graphic tool of great visual impact. Having one or more concept maps that summarize a text helps to fix the main concepts and their relationships, better understand the topic, repeat it or present it aloud.
Compared to making them with pen and paper, creating online concept maps offers several advantages: it makes it easier to modify and update your maps and allows you to make them more interactive with images, videos and other multimedia resources.
Imagine having digital notes, a Word document, chapters of a book or a web page to study and understand in order to deepen a topic. How convenient would it be to automatically transform the starting text into a concept map and then rework it online? On Algor Education, the platform for online learning with concept maps, you can do it starting from any text on any topic and you can try it for free!
In this article we will see how to create concept maps automatically from your text with Algor Education in 5 simple steps.
Step 1 - access your personal account
The first step to automatically create concept maps from your texts with Algor Education is to access your personal account from your PC or tablet. Visit algoreducation.com and then click on Login to sign in. If you haven't created an account yet, sign up for free. By registering with a Google account, the process will be even faster.
By registering with Algor Education, you will have direct access to the Free Plan, which allows you to start creating concept maps online and have 30 AI credits available to use all the automatic functions of the App.
Effortlessly create concept maps from any text with algor education's '+ text to map' feature in your personal area
Once you log in, you will find yourself in your Personal Area, where you can quickly access the main functions of the App and easily manage all your material or maps shared by other users.
To turn your text into a concept map, you will need to click on "+ Text to Map", which will open a box where you can enter it.
Copy and paste your way to success!
At this point you will need to insert the text you want to summarize in the form of a concept map inside the box. You can write the text by hand or copy and paste it from any source: a Word document, a PDF file, a web page like Wikipedia.
You can choose any text on any topic. The important thing is to carefully paste it inside the box, paying attention to correct any formatting errors: the higher the quality of the text you insert, the better the quality of the map will be. Watch out for the length of the text: it should be a maximum of 15,000 characters, spaces included.
For this guide we will use a text about Volcanoes and the interior of the Earth. After copying the text from a document, we paste it into the box.
A step-by-step guide to creating your own volcanoes map
Once you have checked that the entered text is okay, click on the orange "Create" button. After a few seconds of processing, we obtain our Concept Map on Volcanoes directly in the concept map editor of Algor Education, generated automatically and ready to be reworked.
The map will have a title, in this case "Volcanoes", macro-topics such as "The Structure of the Earth", "The Structure of Volcanoes", "Life Cycle of Volcanoes", "Types of Volcanoes" and gradually proposes sub-topics that are increasingly specific and hierarchically linked to the higher nodes.
The concept map we provide you will resemble a summary of the original text generated by our Artificial Intelligence algorithm. We warn you that it may contain some uncertainty or omit some topics and we recommend that you read and rework it carefully.
A comprehensive guide with algor education's customization features
At this point, you can take advantage of all the features of the Algor Education editor to customize your concept map, even in real time with other users. You can modify the font, style, and text colors, easily change the layout of the map, move individual nodes or entire branches, insert other nodes with text, images, videos, audio, links to web pages to make the map more interactive.
And if you want to add information from documents or digital books, Algor Education allows you to upload Pdf or Word files and communicate them directly with the editor. You can also listen to them with text-to-speech highlighted.
Try it for free with 30 ai credits and create 2 text-to-map for free!
Are you intrigued by this Algor Education feature? Do you want to try creating a Map from your text automatically? It's very easy! With Algor Education's Free Plan, you will have 30 AI credits available to try the automatic Text-to-Map feature. Each Text-to-Map costs 15 credits, so with the free account you can create 2 for free.
To use all the paid features of Algor Education (printing, adding multimedia elements, text-to-speech, etc.) and have more AI credits to create concept maps automatically from your texts, you can subscribe to Algor Education's Basic or Pro Plan.
The Basic plan gives you 150 AI credits per month, the Pro plan 700 AI credits per month. For more information, visit the pricing page.