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Learn How to Use Mindmapping Technology as a Creative Force in your Classroom by Mind Map: Learn How to Use
Technology as a Creative
Force in your Classroom
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Learn How to Use Mindmapping Technology as a Creative Force in your Classroom

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In my teaching career, I searched for a tool that I could collaborate with fellow teachers & engage students in new ways., When I entered my search, I found not only a tool that could collaborate with colleagues and students but also incorporate multimedia, presentation tools, and track participation in a visual learning environment that would engage learners and colleagues., Mindmapping is a tool that initiates critical thinking. By using Mindmeister for mind mapping, a user has access to a tool that demonstrates, connects thought and presents all the information in a logical, visual form. Digital mindmapping is a tool that enhances teaching and presentations for even the most challenging of students., With a Masters in Special Education, Mike is a trained professional in Emotional and Behavior Disorders combined with a Masters degree in Learning & Technology Integration.

Why Mindmapping?, Mind mapping is the most efficient way to transform abstract knowledge and understanding into concrete visual representations. Mind Mapping is often called the Swiss Army Knife for the brain, a complete visual thinking tool and a multidimensional thought grabber. Mind mapping is an intelligent method that must be a part of teaching information literacy, planning, presenting, outlining, and critical thinking.

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Using Mindmapping Technology as a Creative Force in Your Classroom

Increases engagement

Critical Thinking


In our daily practice, In collaboration, In critical thinking, In connection to concepts, In presentation, In application, Repeatability

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Cloud Based Step by Step Self Guided Professional Development for Mindmeister

I'm inviting to get more information on this step by step two hour course than any teacher can use immediately in their classroom. The best part is that using this tool never seems like work. Your staff can use this tool individually, in a group, an entire school or a district.

A Step by Step standards based professional development course focused on getting your teaching staff a quick start with this exciting software tool which is called Mindmeister.

Learning Targets

I can foster critical thinking through interpreting hierarchy, relationships, creativity in thought, differentiation through collaboration and visual reflection.

I can learn how to use collaboration in my teaching practices online and in person.

I can learn how to use Mindmeister as a presentation tool.

I can learn how to use Mindmeister as a container for seamless use and as an archive for a flipped classroom.

I can organize visual thought to bring meaning, order and relationships to my teaching practice.

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How Can I Address & Teach the "4C's" in My School?

One Tool that Does all Four "4C's" - Mindmeister

Four C's, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Learning to use various forms of reasoning as appropriate to the situation., Use Mindmeister as a structure and environment to determine reasoning, cause and effect, structuring timelines., Effectively analyze and evaluate alternative points of view., Mindmeister to determine, Pro, Con, subcategories, Synthesize and make connections between information., The ability to use a tool to make connections between ideas and material, Creates an artifact to learning, Reflections, Communication, Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively, Mindmeister as a formatted tool to display information, Listen effective to decipher meaning, Use as a "live tool" for notetaking, Use communication for a range of purposes, A written archive that functions also a "communication container", Use multimedia and technologies, Mindmeister has the ability to add multimedia, graphics and attachments, Communicate effectively in diverse environments, Viewers understand the thought process in front of them, Reflections, Modeling for students, Encourage students to give feedback, Collaboration, Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams, Ability to collaborate live in the cloud with Mindmeister., Exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making compromises to accomplish a common goal., Viewing the timeline to determine sequence, Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, The History view shows the exact participation level, Reflections, How can an instructor create a learning environment that emphasizes collaboration skill?, Collaboration rubric, Creativity & Innovation, Use a wide range of idea creation techniques - such as brainstorming., Creating a mindmap in Mindmeister Live, Create new and worthwhile ideas, Ideas that make sense, Elaborate, refine, analyze and evaluate original ideas to improve and maximize creative efforts, Mindmeister can do an unlimited amount of levels, alterations without ever losing data or the ability to go back in time, Develop, implement and communicate new ideas to others effectively., The ability to share a map and collaborate in a creative way and format., Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work and understand real world limits to adopting new ideas., A tool that every instructor can use, Reflections

NEA Guide to the "4C's"

With this course, you will see how a narrative can be told on any device or platform. Learn how to use an engagement tool that can engage students immediately.

Mindmeister works with right and left brain learning. Multiple modalities are used: visual, spatial and kinesthetic learning through interaction.