Mind mapping is a method that works for quite a lot of people. Brain storming, idea mapping, thought generation, think tanks – call it what you will. Traditionally done on large pieces of paper, why not use your iPad to create mind maps? You could use these for your own purposes, or “convert” those large flip charts into a smaller, digital version.
The best device a school can roll out is a teacher who can adapt to new and emerging technologies, does not always require formal training for learning and staying current, and is not tethered to a product in order to teach.
I am really feeling this as my iPods are already becoming obsolete. How do we use tech to create producers, not just consumers? Does it make a better reader or writer? That is what I ponder when I look at a new device or app.
Going to use this with my 8th graders as a writing warm up activity. Many of my students get frustrated writing longer pieces, this will be a way to write short meaningful text in a game format. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
How do I introduce mind maps to my class and school? Mind mapping can be used for all levels of education and it is a great tool for both teachers and students alike. School's that implement technology such as this encourages the sharing of ideas between teachers, classes and grade levels providing a more rounded education...
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Just downloaded this free app, I am thinking of using this with my 8th grade reluctant writers. This is a tech version of build a story activity, but gamified. Seems like a great warm up writing activity or a way to build that concept of story structure in a small space.
Post its were designed for temporarily attaching notes to documents and other surfaces but nowadays this concept has been spread among many different sectors, topics and interests. In computers and IT, post its can also be represented as images and using shapes in PowerPoint is a good way to represent post it in a slide and then save them as picture.
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