The UDL Educational Technology Guide 2019-2020: Technology for Special Education

John F. O'Sullivan

Section 13 Graphic Organizers


There is a ton of online free graphic organizers that you can customize for your students. If a student types into a graphic organizer, then they can cut and paste the words into the paper. If a document is saved on a computer, it is harder to lose than actual paper. Yes, printing can always be an issue, but with file sharing and email that is easy to overcome. I recommend typing on your graphic organizers. Teachers can also customize these documents to use with a class. You can create them from scratch, but that takes a lot more time. With so many that are online and free, I suggest just downloading. PDF graphic organizers can be converted to electronic formats. Microsoft Word graphic organizers can be uploaded to Google Documents and converted. There are a number of great options to choose from. 

Google Keep Author’s Pick 

I would recommend using Google Keep as a graphic organizer if you use Google Documents.

WriteWell Online Hidden Gem

The website is excellent. You can access a number of online templates from this website/Chrome extension. The Chrome extension has a number of templates to help organize writing and help with basic editing. This extension gets very good reviews as well. This is a hidden gem.

Graphic Organizers

Free Online Graphic Organizers PDFs


This over 100 pages, and it explains how to use graphic organizers.    

Education Oasis




Student Handouts 





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