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How Mind Maps Help Teachers by Mind Map: How Mind Maps
Help Teachers
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How Mind Maps Help Teachers


All information is in one place


Quick and easy access

Links and attachments

Easy to share, Foster collaboration

Student-friendly syllabus

Course objectives

Class overview



Teacher planning

Classes, Lectures, Homework, Assignments

Semester, Schedule, To do's, Administrative tasks


Background research

Feed into your lectures

Stay informed

Student research

Resources of interest to students

Easily organized and assigned


Key concepts in lectures are organized and connected

Overview of lecture

Zoom in on details

Shows organization and connections

Helps students visualize information

Links to resources

Web sites

Media files


Collaborate with students

Link teaching with learning

Visual maps connect teachers with students

Get students' interest, attention, and focus

Students are not just copying information, Active note taking, Active thinking, Active learning

Self-directed learning, Students reflect their own understanding and style, Rewarding and motivating

Engage students

Transfer maps before and after lecture, Students can prepare for lecture, Students can follow up after lecture

Students can follow the lecture material, Big picture, Key concepts, Organization of key concepts, Connections between key concepts

Edit visual maps with students during lecture, Add/delete/change concepts, Organization and connections, New ideas, Foster creativity, Questions, Foster inquiry and problem solving, Work through examples

After lecture, Students can incorporate additional concepts, Practice problems, Exams, Other resources, Students can collaborate with other students, Group work, Share maps


Detect students' understandings of represented information

Diagnose and remedy students' misunderstandings


Toni Krasnic, author of Concise Learning

Teaching with mind maps

Cartoons by Ron Leishman