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Curated by Jean Jacoby, Teaching Consultant (Online), Massey University
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VYM - A Powerful Mind Mapping Tool for Students

VYM - A Powerful Mind Mapping Tool for Students | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

"Vym (View Your Mind) is a mind map application that provides students with a way to better organize notes and plan out the path of research or papers for class in a way that can help even the most complicated topics make sense.

 

Vym is an open source project that allows both teachers and students to walk through logical thought process in an intuitive diagram format called a "mind map" that is easy to follow.

 


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Cristina Reyes's comment, November 19, 2012 12:19 PM
You need Linux to run this program.
Baiba Svenca's comment, November 19, 2012 12:56 PM
Cristina, it's clearly stated in the tool review that there is a Windows application.
Cristina Reyes's comment, November 19, 2012 1:11 PM
Yes, I managed to install it. I tried 2 months ago and I couldn't. Thanks, it worked.
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Curate Large Information Collections Into Navigable Presentation-Maps with Mindomo

Curate Large Information Collections Into Navigable Presentation-Maps with Mindomo | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for a content curation, mindmapping and presentation tool rolled into one, I strongly suggest you give a good road test to Mindomo.

I have been a passionate fan of mindmaps since 2007, and have created tons of them to curate my many collection of "best tools" in specific niches or learning maps on dedicated topics. You can see some of them here: http://www.mindmeister.com/users/channel/RobinGood

 

But with time, and the increased size of my collections, I have been searching for valid alternatives which provided greater speed, better ways to display and view the mapped info and more options to extract value from my collections.

 

Mindomo, which I have been heavy-testing for the last six-months, is my new reference tool not just for mindmapping but for a) curating large collections of information into a navigable cohesive whole, b) creating prezi-like presentations without needing to become an engineer.

 

Specifically, Mindomo integrates lots of unique and very valuable features to the basic mindmapping toolset, including:

 

- Capture content via browser bookmarklet

- Navigate and zoom in-out easily

- Search and embed video clips
- Search and embed images

- Search and embed audio clips

- Automatically credit all media sources utilized

- Customize look of maps in many ways

- Create presentations from your mindmaps

- Import and export to different formats + embed

- Works and syncs on iPad and Android

- Collaborative editing

- Cross-platform offline desktop app

- Custom URLs for your mindmaps

- just to name a few.

 

Here's a good example of what I have been able to "curate" with Mindomo:

 

1) http://bit.ly/ContentCurationUniverse

a very large collection of content curation tools

 

2) www.mindomo.com/mindmap/content-curation-for-education-98ccaad217074a07b9bff8b76effab8e ;

a navigable "presentation-map"

 

MindMeister and other mindmapping tools still provide good value, but in my humble opinion Mindomo, with its own limits and idiosyncracies, has earned my trust as being the most effective, powerful and feature-rich visual curation tool.

 

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

 

 

Pricing plans: http://www.mindomo.com/pricing.htm

 

Find out more: http://www.mindomo.com/

 

 

 


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Beth Kanter's comment, September 7, 2012 11:57 AM
Robin, on the second map, I'm not able to see the whole map in one view - only each section .. is that a settings thing?

One thing I don't like about Prezi and the presentation in Mindomo is the zoom in and zoom out - it gives me vertigo .. maybe I'm just old school .. (LOL) .. but I imagine it gives you different transition effects.
Robin Good's comment, September 7, 2012 12:26 PM
Great Beth, superhappy to have been of help. I really like what you can do with Mindomo. Let me know what you think once you have explored it.
enrique rubio royo's comment, September 7, 2012 2:19 PM
thank you for this