Authentic Lessons for 21st Century Learning


K20 Center | Published: August 14th, 2023 by K20 Center


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DebateGraph is a robust concept mapping tool with a focus on breaking down complex issues into smaller components. It is designed for individuals to engage in open reasoning and collaborative learning. This is a free tool, but an account is required.



DebateGraph offers students a structured approach to dialogue and deliberation around a specific issue. It provides a way to visually organize the various aspects of an issue while also providing a space for elaborating upon detailed information, commenting on ideas, and rating contributions. Use this tool to facilitate and record group dialogue, reach a consensus, share ideas, or explore connections between concepts.


  1. Navigate to debategraph.

  2. Log in or create an account.

  3. Select Map.

  4. Select Start a new map.

  5. Enter a heading.

  6. Enter a summary (optional).

  7. Select Finish.

  8. Follow the prompts and read the help text provided by DebateGraph to continue building a map to suit your needs.

Thoughtgraph. (n.d.). DebateGraph.