Wednesday, November 9, 2011

36 Web Sites About Concept Maps (Also Known as Mind Maps)

With the new and great tools of Web 2.0, brainstorming is easier than ever. Not only can you visualize your thoughts, but you can collaborate with others in real time! Here are many applications to choose from. Next posting: Create Comics Online

Biggerplate- choose from a collection of mind maps for education

Bubbl.us-brainstorm and mind map online

Classroom Assessment Technique: Concept Maps- video from the Center Instructional Innovation and Assessment

Classroom Assessment Techniques: Concept Mapping- Michael Zielik shows how concept maps have helped him assess his students' understanding of the subject matter in his course.

Concept Mapping- from the Center for Teaching and Learning

Concept Maps: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words- from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Connected Mind- use with Google Chrome browser

Dabbleboard- interactive whiteboard

Diagrammr- very simple user interface

Edistorm- free and $$ plans; online brainstorming

Edraw Soft- "build, save, share and print arbitrary mind maps absolutely free"; download required

Exploratree- offers many "thinking guides" which you can use for creating your mind map

FolderBoy-"record ideas, collaborate on tasks and unscramble your workflow"

Free Resources for Thinking Maps

Gliffy-create
flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings
HeadCase-import text from MS Office documents;Windows only

How to Convert Text to a Mind Map

How to Mind Map with Tony Buzan-leading expert on the brain and learning



Knowcase- collaborative lists, save ideas, notes, to-dos

MAPMYself- free plan offers only 2 online maps per account

Mind42- browser-based online mind mapping

Mindmeister-mind mapping and brainstorming; available for iPhone and Android

Mindomo-collaborate-organize-share

Quicklyst-create outlines; instant access to the Webster-Merriam dictionary, integrates with iPhone, Android and Kindle

Slatebox- create collaborative mind maps and organizational charts

SlickPlan- free flowcharts

Spiderscribe-online mind mapping and brainstorming; connects notes, files, events; PC World choice


Thinklinkr-create and share outlines

WiseMapping- create mind maps
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