Do you “mind map” with your students?

What is Mind Mapping?

James Cook University defines Mind mapping (or concept mapping) as writing down a central idea and thinking up new and related ideas which radiate out from the centre.

Mind mapping is a great way to engage learners in group projects or you might even use it to help a learner commence planning a project or assignment.

Using MindMeister to mind map online

MindMeister brings the concept of mind mapping to the web, using its facilities for real-time collaboration to allow truly global brainstorming sessions. Users can create, manage and share mind maps online and access them anytime, from anywhere. In brainstorming mode, fellow MindMeisters from around the world (or just in different rooms) can simultaneously work on the same mind map and see each other’s changes as they happen

Click here for an example or Click here for a video tutorial.

Feel free to leave a comment on your experiences with Mind Mapping or Mind Mapping software; does it work with your students? If so, why or why didn’t it work?

Thanks to Lillian and Shem at La Trobe University for providing the heads up on MindMeister.


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