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By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Interactive mind maps aid research and deep comprehension.

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Instagrok is hard to use. It doesn't make sense. Why not just frickn' use Google. I have found many faults and I suggest all teachers to not let their students use it.

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To grok (a made-up word from the sci-fi classic Stranger in a Strange Land) now means to understand thoroughly and intuitively. InstaGrok presents information as an interactive visual interface that could work well for kids who have difficulty comprehending linear progressions. It looks fine, but its design isn't quite as clean as some of its competitors'. It's slightly tricky to figure out at first, and help isn't easily accessible. Once kids get the hang of it, however, they should enjoy creating a customized grok for a class project or even one on a favorite subject just for fun. The Difficulty bar sets instaGrok apart from the many other visual mind-mapping sites. That and its ability to eliminate links with profanity make it extra kid-friendly.

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