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ExamTime - Changing the way you learn

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ExamTime is a personal learning environment that allows students & teachers to create, discover and share learning resources. Transform your learning and achieve your goals with ExamTime
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ExamTime provides free study tools for learners and practitioners.
ExamTime has been developed to help learners make studying more than just a mind exercise. It can be a “do” activity.
We all need to take responsibility for our learning.
Through the ExamTime platform, learners are empowered to build best practices into their study habits – goal setting, personal learning styles, comprehension techniques, brainstorming, practice & testing and collaborative learning.
How?
By creating Mind Maps, Flashcards, Notes and Quizzes using ExamTime.
ExamTime also allows practitioners the freedom to easily form learning groups to share resources and conduct discussions.

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Simple Surface

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Simple Surface is another tool for learners to use to create webs and mind maps to...

- plan creative stories,

- draft outlines for research reports, or

- diagram a set of concepts they're trying to connect.

Learners could also use Simple Surface as a storyboard tool to plan video projects.

In their words " Plan smarter and faster"

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Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People

Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People. Thousands of creative people from all over the world are using Mural.ly to grow ideas.
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Murally, using their words, provides a way for learners to come together to collect, think, imagine, show and discuss their ideas.
With Murally, learners can create murals and include any content they want in them. e.g. Learners can drag and drop images, video, etc. from any website (or from their computer) onto their mural.
Learners can also create presentations from within a mural they have already created.
Murals can be made public (shared live with a link) or private (only collaborators and/or practitioners, granted permission, can access the mural).
Note: an email address, Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus account is required for login.
For many,including myself, to be able to organize research and thoughts visually is HUGE.
Practitioners can provide the beginning a mural for learners, encouraging them to be curious together; to...
- ask questions,
- explore,
- research, and
- collect evidence collaboratively.
This way Murally can be used to show learning.
The collaborative features of Murally are well thought out, both practitioners and learners can see the history and message collaborators quickly and easily.
The possibilities overlap all subject areas and, to me, seam endless.

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Krešimir TOMAS's curator insight, April 22, 2013 12:09 AM

ODLIČNO ORODJE: Spletna interaktivna bela tabla

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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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mySimpleSurface

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A tool for learners and/or practitioners to use to

- create webs and mind maps

- plan creative stories that they are going to write.

- plan video and other multimedia  projects.

 

My Simple Surface works on iPads too.

 

You don't have to register to try.

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ExamTime - Changing the way you learn

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ExamTime has created a comprehensive personalised learning environment (PLE) system that allows practitioners to create and work on their own resources, as well as sharing and updating their fellow practitioners and learners as a whole.
ExamTime has four major study tools that can be used by everyone. These are...
- Mindmaps,
- Flashcards,
- Quizzes and
- Notes.
A perfect blend of tools that are versatile enough to cover areas of study.
Used in face-to-face sessions, or as study aids for practitioners and their learners.

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Ken Gillam's curator insight, November 24, 2013 8:11 AM

I'm liking a lot of these features. It is like a Prezi for cognitive strategies.

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ExamTime Home

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Transform your learning potential Improve your study with our specially designed software. Sign up now. It's Free!
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ExamTime, currently in beta, helps learners to prepare for assessments.
Learners sign into ExamTime accounts using either an email or their facebook account.
When signed in they can create...
- flashcards,
- mind maps, and
- practice quizzes to help them study.
Learners can also arrange their materials into topics.
All materials can be shared with other Examtime users (their peers).
As practitioners you also have an opportunity to encourage your learners to...
- create accounts and to share review materials with each other.
- share their review materials with you to ensure they're on the right track in their preparation for any assessments.

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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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MindMaple - Mind Mapping Software

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Mind Mapping, Concept Maps, Brain Mapping and Brainstorming Techniques to Improve Personal, Educational Productivity.

 

Learners can use MindMaple Lite (FREE) to...

- takes notes on lectures, books, and discussions.

- organise plans and ideas for projects.

- structure and categorize information visually, which allows them to maintain a focus on details as well as the bigger picture.

MindMaple also makes it easy to collaborate with peers and/or colleagues. 

 

All of this can help to improve their studying and learning experience. 

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Compendium Institute

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A big thank you to Sandie Gay (PDC, Staffordshire University) for sharing this resource via the Over2U form...

"Compendium from the Open University OpenLearn portfolio. A different way to mind map collaboratively. Link arguments, ideas and suggestions and add your supporting documents, urls, multimedia etc easily so they are available all in one place. Good for project planning."

Visit http://compendium.open.ac.uk/ to find out more or visit the Compendium Institute at http://compendium.open.ac.uk/institute/index.htm.
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