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Mind Mapping

Basic features of Mind Maps

  • Colors
  • Fonts
  • Hyperlinks
  • Images
  • Keywords
  • Organic branches (curves, not straight)
  • Relationships within branches
  • Relationships otherwise within maps
  • Thick and thin branches
  • Upper and lower case letters

For example, see Mind Mapping Example in this guide.

Secondary Features of Mind Maps

  • Convert document to
    • Outline
    • Presentation
      • Add video and/or sound
      • Set up for continuous play
  • Notes
  • Rapid drawing of Mind Map
  • Rapid taking of notes/brainstorming
  • Relate keywords
  • Save document as
    • .pdf
    • PowerPoint
    • Presentation
    • Word

Mind Map Applications

  • Analyze information
  • Brainstorming
  • Collaborative learning with others
  • Compare and contrast
  • Creating handouts
  • Curriculum planning
  • Delivering lessons
  • Decision making
  • Different perspectives illustrated and related
  • Develop ideas
  • Encouraging discussion and independent thought
  • Explore information and ideas
  • Help students with
    • essays
    • projects
    • studying
    • understanding concepts and information
  • Helpful for students
    • learning a foreign language
    • with dyslexia
    • with English as a second language
    • with learning disabilities
  • Lesson preparation
  • Make classes more interactive
  • Organization of thoughts
  • Organizing results
  • Planning
  • Preparing
  • Presenting information
  • Problem solving
  • Project Planning
  • Recall
  • Relational thinking
  • Researching
  • Resolve problems
  • Retell a story
  • Review
  • Search strategies
  • Self-Evaluation
  • Student assessment
  • Take notes in class
  • Teach reading comprehension
  • Visual associations
Last updated on Jan 19, 2023 11:10 AM