Starting with ed4web’s diagrams, I started adding some details I think we need to talk about. The first is to recognize that developmental differences between primary, middle and high school students call for differently structured classes or groups–to use ed4web’s term.
In my sketch, I’ve tried to show the what I believe is the relative degree of control or influence the teacher has–or should have–over the students’ networks by varying the size of the teacher graphic and by varying the distance between the teacher graphics and student graphics.
I made this diagram in Webspiration , a beta online version of the desktop program, Inspiration. It’s fast and free and seems more flexible than Gliffy, Mindomo or LucidChart, based on my limited experience with these mind-mapping programs. If you’d like to help revise the diagram, send me an email at SITS and I’ll add you to the list of editors.