Creating a stimulating & effective mind map: 1. Start with the central topic 2. Use an image as your central idea to help with imagination 3. Use color to stimulate the brain and creativity 4. Connect “Branches” to the central image to establish structure & relationships. 5. Use curves – this looks more interesting visually 6. Use one main topic or keyword per line 7. Use LOTS of images...”a picture paints a thousand words"
Mural.ly is a new tool that is a cross between Prezi and mind maps. It’s easy to use and share what you create (perfect for most students, teachers, and parents) but the real beauty of mural.ly is in its lack of structure.
• Popplet is a tool to capture and organize your ideas • Students use Popplet for learning • Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually • Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them