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The Best Websites & Software for Brainstorming and Mind Mapping

The Best Websites & Software for Brainstorming and Mind Mapping | technologies | Scoop.it

Mind maps, once practitioners and learners have been introduced to them, are highly valued.

 

MindMaps allow users to visually outline information, helping them organize, solve problems, and make decisions.

 

This post has collected links to websites and software that can help users create mind maps, and collaborate on and share theirr maps with others.

 

The programs and websites listed are either free or have a free option.

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WikiBrains

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Wikibrains is website designed to help users brainstorm/blue-sky in a web format.

 

The difference? When users brainstorm/blue-sky on Wikibrains they're also performing a basic Internet search at the same time.

 

To create a brainstorm/blue-sky web on Wikibrains...
- enter a word or phrase.
- users will be prompted to add more words by completing the phrase, "Makes me think off..."
- add a new word or phrase which,in turn, will be added to the web.

 

As words are added, on the right side of the screen, users will see links to search results about each word.

 

Note: by creating a Wikibrains account users can alter their brainstorm/blue-sky webs by adding custom paths and links between elements.

 

Another perk is the option to browse other users' webs and modify them for your own use.

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Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Practitioners

Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Practitioners | technologies | Scoop.it

Want to encourage people to learn collaboratively, a skill much needed in the 21st century education?

 

Yes! Then take a look at these collaborative whiteboards.

 

There are many whiteboard tools available, each one having different features and providing different services.

 

This post, a result of some research, provides a list that practitioners can use...
- as collaboration tools
- to host virtual brainstorming sessions with their learners

 

Learners can work simultaneously on a certain project with everyone drawing, sketching, scribbling, and adding their touch to the final work.

 

They can also save their whiteboard and refer back to it when needed.

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There are many tools to enhance collaboration in designing and engaging in research. These tools support inclusion, innovation, and creativity to support multivocality and multiplicity. 

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popplet

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Popplet is an online Brainstorming/Blueskying tool...

A popplet is a big virtual pinboard that users can “popples” (boxes) onto.

A popple is container that holds...
* text;
* photos; and other interesting things such as
* a Google Ma; and/or
* YouTube video.

Users can also upload media from their desktop to their board.

Popplet also offers a browser bookmarklet that users can use to add content from other webpages to their Popplet pages. An iPad app is also available.
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