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THINKING VISUALLY IN OUR CLASSES

Concept maps - Are commonly used to organize and represent tacit knowledge. - Usually contain general concepts at the top of the map, with more specific concepts arrayed hierarchically below. - Connector lines usually contains keywords or phrases that summarize the relationship between the topics they connect. Such as topic A “causes” topic B. - Topics may be cross-linked with each other to depict more complex relationships between topics. -Topics in mind maps may only have one parent; in a concept map, a topic may have multiple connector lines, each one representing a different relationship. Mind maps - Tend to be more flexible and personal than concept maps. - Used to slice and dice the map’s central topic or concept in multiple ways. - May contain images and color, to make them more visually stimulating - Topics may only have a single parent

SOFTWARE

CRITERIA

FREE

EASY & SIMPLE FOR STS

FOR SECONDARY

FOR PRIMARY

ON LINE

DOWNLOADABLE, EASILY EMBBEDING, WIKI, map 1, GOOGLE SITE, OTHER, LIVE BINDER IT, PICTURE, jpeg, png, PDF, OTHER

WHAT FOR?

Mind-mapping is: A visual-spatial means of representing information; A good way to organise ideas; An innovative way to take notes (of a lecture, talk, discussion, etc.); An interesting way to plan essays, projects and assignments; An effective revision technique; A more structured approach to brainstorming; A way of overcoming the initial apprehension of those who consider themselves “poor at spelling”; A way of encouraging those who are good at drawing and sketching; Easy enough for everyone to do; An approach that suits activist learners (the “do-ers”); An approach that suits theorist learners (the “thinkers”); An approach that suits pragmatist learners (the “hands-on” students); An approach that can be easily adapted to suit the needs of reflective learners; A useful way to encourage activist learners to reflect on their initial suggestions. from http://www.brainboxx.co.uk/a3_aspects/pages/mindmap_teach.htm

MAKE DECISIONS

EVALUATE

BRAINSTORM

negotiate meaning

THINK

PLAN

PROBLEM SOLVING, Task- based:

CREATIVE THINKING

PRESENT/ COMMUNICATE

REVISION

info rearrangement, reconceptualization

RESEARCH

multiple sources

connections

TAKE NOTES

IN THE CLASSROOM

HAND- DRAWN

DISPLAY, energy, zzzzzzzzzzzzz

how to for kids

ANALOGIC VS. DIGITAL

DIGITAL

GOOD MIND MAPS

DYNAMIC

Radiant thinking from center

Hierarchy & Association

Revision

CLEAR LAYOUT

keywords, as short as possible, easier to remember

multiple branches or layers, main ideas on the centre

LINKS & ATTACHMENTS

Stimulate brain's visual and creative capacity. Capture extended thoughts without cluttering up the visible part

Links, Among ideas, Outside links- extend info

Attachments, Notes, Files, Pictures & video, Other: maps,calendars, tasks...

EXPORT FORMATS

you may want to convert your map into a more conventional, palatable format FOR LINEAR thinkers

recycle/ reuse

Main formats, .mm freemind, .png & .jpg, .pdf

COWORKING

TIPS

Outsider look., If you can see the main points or topics in a clear way, then you have made a good mind map.

Keep It Organized

Start Wide, and Then Narrow In

Don’t Box Yourself In, Leave Plenty of Space

Colours, symbols & drawings copiously

HOW TO?

TUTORIAL 1

VIDEO

RESOURCES

OXFORD PAPERSHOW for mind mapping, videos

NOVAK: How to build a concept map in Science

How to Mind Map: A Beginner’s Guide

RESOURCES & REFERENCES

MIND MAPPING SOFTWARE BLOG

MIND MAP TUTOR

why do you need mind mapping tools

MIND MAP CENTRAL

P.S.MEIER 'Tools for eliciting and representing knowledge'

NOVAK & CAÑAS 'Theory underlying Concept maps'

MORTON. University of Waterloo video

WHY?

BENEFITS

Helps visual learners grasp the material (however all learners benefit from the activity) Helps students see relationships between ideas, concepts, or authors Utilizes the full range of the left and right hemispheres of the brain Helps memory recall Helps to clarify and structure ideas Aids in developing higher-level thinking skills (create, analyze, evaluate) Helps students synthesize and integrate information, ideas and concepts Encourages students to think creatively about the subject Lets students do self-evaluation of beliefs, values, socialization, etc. Helps students evaluate assumptions.

Meaningful Learning in practice, learner's centered, meaning negotiation

Collaborative learning

Work the same way brain works

CHALLENGES

process, quite time consuming at first

how to teach mind mapping?

Assessing Concept maps, Sample RUBRICS

very personal & difficult to share

Bego Iturgaitz b08lehen1@gmail.com

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