How to Make a Mind Map® The 'Laws of Mind Mapping' were originally devised by Tony Buzan when he codified the use of imagery, colour and association and coined the phrase 'Mind Mapping'.
In the intervening 30 plus years, there have been many variations on the original 'Mind Map ' and the widespread usage of mapping software of various sorts, has dramatically changed what is possible. >> Click here to go to a video that provides a rapid (99 second) overview of how to Mind Map. (Note that you will be asked for your e-mail address so that you can view the video free of charge). The summary below is based on Buzan's structure (a 'Mind Mapping, how to' - details available in his many books) but we believe that whilst this structure is great for establishing well structured maps that can be used in many different ways, variations on these rules or 'laws' are often sensible and appropriate - as long as they are based on an understanding of why the laws exist and what they are trying to help the mind mapper to achieve.
Using a mind map to organise study notes. Mappio Mind Map Library. 30+ Mind Mapping Tools. We all need to organize our thoughts sometimes, and there seems to be no better way to do it than in a visual fashion.
We've got 30+ mind mapping tools to help you do just that. And since we know some of you are on a budget, we've got free and paid suggestions for you. Don’t forget to check out our post where you can suggest future toolbox topics! (This list, for example, came from one of the suggestions.) Free Bubbl.us - A flash based brainstorming tool that you can share with others and also embed in to your site. Cayra.net - A desktop-only app that runs on Windows XP or Vista. CmapTools - Free to universities, students, federal employees, and individuals for personal use. CompendiumInstitute.org - A free mind mapping and brainstorming tool from the Open University. DebateMapper.com - A bit of a different mapper in that it focuses on mapping out debates, whether they be political or business. Gliffy.com - Draw & share all sorts of diagrams and mind maps. MindPlan.com - Free for personal use.
Or perhaps it's a black Word document on your computer screen. Whichever it may be, it's obvious you're about to take notes for that big essay assignment or group project, and you're not too excited about getting started! That's where a different kind of note taking comes in to play, one that is actually fun to do and will also help you to understand your notes better. It's a technique called mind mapping, and is based around a strong visual method of taking notes. Whether your using colorful markers and paper or using state-of-the-art computer software, you'll find using mind maps are a much more interesting way to take notes than you ever have in the past!
Free Software Free Mind - the premier java-based mind mapping software known for its quick, one-click "fold/unfold" and "follow link" operations. Wisemapping - "Visual Thinking Evolution", offering free web based mind maps you can share anywhere on the web. Resources Books. MindMapPedia - Mind Map Encyclopedia. Online Mind Mapping - MindMeister. XMind Share. Maps For That! Mind Map Art. Resources.
Examples of mind maps Click on a mind map to enlarge.
Would you like to use one of these mindmaps? Or need a higher resolution version? If yes, please click here Figure 1: Combating Global Warming mindmap*NOTE: Translated versions of this mindmap Figure 2: Behaviour Change for Climate Change*Note: Behaviour Change for Climate Change Guide Figure 3: Chemistry mindmap Figure 4: Health mindmap Figure 5: Human Biology mindmap (Central Nervous System) Figure 6: Energy Saving Tips for your School Figure 7: Science of global warming Figure 8: Impacts of global warming Figure 9: Strategies for taking action on climate change.