Learn How to Use Mindmapping Technology as a Creative Force in your Classroom

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1. Contact for Course Info.

1.1. More Information

1.1.1. In my teaching career, I searched for a tool that I could collaborate with fellow teachers & engage students in new ways.

1.1.1.1. 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.

1.1.1.2. 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.

1.1.1.3. 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.

1.1.2. Why Mindmapping?

1.1.2.1. 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.

1.1.3. To Order & Rate Information for Your School or District

1.2. Discussions & Twitter Feed

2. Enhance the Practice of Instruction & Technology at Your School.

2.1. Using Mindmapping Technology as a Creative Force in Your Classroom

2.1.1. Increases engagement

2.1.2. Critical Thinking

2.1.3. Comprehension

2.1.4. In our daily practice

2.1.4.1. In collaboration

2.1.4.2. In critical thinking

2.1.4.3. In connection to concepts

2.1.4.4. In presentation

2.1.4.5. In application

2.1.4.6. Repeatability

2.2. Mindmeister in Education YouTube Video

2.3. Cloud Based Step by Step Self Guided Professional Development for Mindmeister

2.3.1. 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.

2.3.2. 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.

2.4. Learning Targets

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

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

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

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

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

2.5. To Order & Rate Information for Your School or District

3. Idea Generator & Gallery

3.1. Health MindMaps

3.1.1. Socio-Emotional Maps

3.1.1.1. Who Am I ?

3.1.1.2. Mindfulness

3.1.1.3. Life Review MindMap

3.1.2. Diseases

3.1.3. Food, Inc.

3.1.4. Yoga Map

3.1.5. Basics of Basketball

3.1.5.1. John Wooden

3.1.6. Wilhemina's War

3.1.7. The Human Body

3.2. Instructional

3.2.1. Making Content Engaging

3.2.2. Special Education

3.2.2.1. Morning Routine Map

3.2.2.2. Trying a New Activity

3.2.2.3. Teaching a Skill / Sequence

3.2.2.4. Lists

3.2.2.5. Mind Mapping for Children with ASD & Other Learning Disabilities

3.2.2.6. Daily Skillset

3.2.2.7. Teaching Life Skills Sequences

3.2.3. Documentary Outlines

3.2.3.1. "All the Difference"

3.2.4. Project Zero - Harvard - Thinking Routines

3.2.5. Personal Mindmap

3.2.5.1. Goals, Choices, Support

3.3. Miscellaneous

3.3.1. Anti-Bullying

3.3.2. Planning a Wedding

3.3.3. Job Interview Scenarios

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

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

4.1.1. Four C's

4.1.1.1. Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

4.1.1.1.1. Learning to use various forms of reasoning as appropriate to the situation.

4.1.1.1.2. Effectively analyze and evaluate alternative points of view.

4.1.1.1.3. Synthesize and make connections between information.

4.1.1.1.4. Reflections

4.1.1.2. Communication

4.1.1.2.1. Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively

4.1.1.2.2. Listen effective to decipher meaning

4.1.1.2.3. Use communication for a range of purposes

4.1.1.2.4. Use multimedia and technologies

4.1.1.2.5. Communicate effectively in diverse environments

4.1.1.2.6. Reflections

4.1.1.3. Collaboration

4.1.1.3.1. Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams

4.1.1.3.2. Exercise flexibility and willingness to be helpful in making compromises to accomplish a common goal.

4.1.1.3.3. Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work

4.1.1.3.4. Reflections

4.1.1.3.5. Collaboration rubric

4.1.1.4. Creativity & Innovation

4.1.1.4.1. Use a wide range of idea creation techniques - such as brainstorming.

4.1.1.4.2. Create new and worthwhile ideas

4.1.1.4.3. Elaborate, refine, analyze and evaluate original ideas to improve and maximize creative efforts

4.1.1.4.4. Develop, implement and communicate new ideas to others effectively.

4.1.1.4.5. Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work and understand real world limits to adopting new ideas.

4.1.1.4.6. Reflections

4.2. NEA Guide to the "4C's"

4.3. 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.

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