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THINKING VISUALLY IN OUR CLASSES by Mind Map: THINKING VISUALLY IN OUR CLASSES
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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

FOR SECONDARY

FOR PRIMARY

ON LINE

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

BRAINSTORM

THINK

PRESENT/ COMMUNICATE

REVISION

RESEARCH

TAKE NOTES

IN THE CLASSROOM

HAND- DRAWN

ANALOGIC VS. DIGITAL

DIGITAL

GOOD MIND MAPS

DYNAMIC

CLEAR LAYOUT

LINKS & ATTACHMENTS

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

EXPORT FORMATS

COWORKING

TIPS

HOW TO?

TUTORIAL 1

VIDEO

RESOURCES

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.

CHALLENGES

Bego Iturgaitz b08lehen1@gmail.com