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Best tools and practices for concept mapping

Best tools and practices for concept mapping
Last summer my interest in concept mapping was renewed when I read How Learning Works by Susan Ambrose et al.. At several points in the book they encourage higher educators to use concept maps. It has taken me a while to follow up but, with a little help from the POD List, here we go. Concept map or mind map? Concept mapping and mind mapping are graphic organizers, strategies for visualizing knowledge or graphically representing ideas. A mind map is a creative way to represent an idea or task, while a concept map is a formal attempt to organize or represent knowledge.Mind maps focus on a central idea; concept maps connect multiple ideas.Mind maps are colorful, use wavy lines, and often include pictures. “Mind Map” is a registered trademark, so it may be less problematic to use “concept map” for everything. Uses of concept maps In the video below, Karen Rohrbauck Stout at Western Washington University explains how she uses concept mapping as an assessment technique. Practices to consider Related:  Knowledge Models / Concept Mapping

Publications > Concept Mapping > Concept Systems Incorporated Kane, M. & Trochim, W.M.K. (2007). Concept Mapping for Planning and Evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publication. Abstract Concept Mapping for Planning and Evaluation is a thorough, accessible guide to concept mapping for social or organizational researchers in any context. Trochim, W. (1989a). Abstract Concept mapping is a type of structured conceptualization which can be used by groups to develop a conceptual framework which can guide evaluation or planning. Haque, N., Rosas, S. (2010). This inquiry successfully sequenced and integrated 2 participatory research methods: photovoice and concept mapping. Risisky, D., Hogan, V.K., Kane, M., Burt, B., Dove, C., & Payton, M. (2008). OBJECTIVES: To engage a community to critically examine local health disparities. Ridings, J.W., Powell, D.M., Johnson, J.E., Pullie, C.J., Jones, C.M., Jones, R.L. & Terrell, K.J. (2008). Rao, J. OBJECTIVE: Recently, end-of-life (EOL) issues have captured the attention of the public health community.

Genera hojas de tablas y listas de números para contar en incrementos Este generador de hojas de ejercicios permite elaborar tablas de números enteros (con números, sin números o parcialmente rellenas). En las tablas vacías o parcialmente vacías los alumnos tendrán que rellenar las casillas vacías con los números que les corresponden. Con estas tablas puedes practicar el conteo salteado hacia adelante o hacia atrás. Este tipo de ejercicio ayudará a los niños a adquirir un mejor entendimiento de cómo están organizados los números. El generador permite (1) especificar el porcentaje de casillas vacías en el interior de la tabla; (2) seleccionar el incremento para contar salteado de forma progresiva o regresiva (usar "-1" u otro número negativo como incremento para contar regresivamente); (3) escoger si la hoja esta en un formato de tabla o de lista; (4) insertar casillas coloreadas en el interior de la tabla cada cierto número de casillas para una presentación más atractiva del ejercicio. ¿Cómo pagar por los libros Mamut Matemáticas?

Home CmapTools - Documentation The CmapTools documentation is organized as a Knowledge Model composed of concept maps and associated resources, constructed with CmapTools itself. The following is a categorized list of the Cmaps in the Knowledge Model, for direct access. Home Cmap for the Site Home Cmap of the CmapTools Web site General Descriptions of the CmapTools Toolkit Root Cmap: General Description of Software General Description of the Network Architecture of CmapTools Description of the Various Collaboration Features of CmapTools The Views: Storing and Organizing Cmaps and Knowledge Models on the Network, plus History and Favorites My Cmaps: Storing and Organizing Cmaps and Knowledge Models in your Computer Automatic and On-Demand Generation of Web Page versions of Cmaps User IDs and Passwords for Identification during Collaboration and for Permissions Specific Collaboration Features of CmapTools Synchronous Collaboration: Two or more Users Editing the Same Cmap at the Same Time (Concurrently), with Chat

Knowledge Models The field of Artificial Intelligence may not have produced fully intelligent machines but one of its major achievements is the development of a range of ways of representing knowledge. A thorough understanding of different knowledge representations is a vital part (arguably the vital part) of Artificial Intelligence, since the ease of solving a problem is almost completely determined by the way the problem is conceptualised and represented. The same is true for the task of communicating knowledge. Knowledge engineers make use of a number of ways of representing knowledge when acquiring knowledge from experts. Three important types of knowledge models are: Ladders: Ladders are hierarchical (tree-like) diagrams. Descriptions and examples of the important types of knowledge models are shown below. Concept Ladder A concept ladder shows classes of concepts and their sub-types. Composition Ladder A composition ladder shows the way a knowledge object is composed of its constituent parts. Frames

Crisscross Bingo Board Maker | printable bingo boards for language classes, English lessons, Spanish, french and more Tools for Educators offers free worksheet generators, printables makers and a host of programs for teachers to make . Plain vocabulary and text bingo board maker. The Crisscross Bingo Game has a is a free online game template that allows you to create bingo boards for any vocabulary to be used with the dice from the dice maker or you can use flashcards from MES-English. You can select the image you want to use and/or type in any text you'd like. It's super simple, easy to use, but very powerful. You can find a write up of how to play Crisscross Bingo here. Currently available sets: The 'm' indicates you can mix text and images; text across the top and images down the side. 3x3 and 4x4 are the sizes of the boards. If you are willing to try the super game maker with all vocab options ... These can handle some foreign languages as well. You can make 3x3 boards, 4x4 boards. Once your boards have been generated, go into the 'file' menu at the top left of the browser and choose print.

Interactive Learning Sites for Education - Home About Us What is VUE? At its core, the Visual Understanding Environment (VUE) is a concept and content mapping application, developed to support teaching, learning and research and for anyone who needs to organize, contextualize, and access digital information. Using a simple set of tools and a basic visual grammar consisting of nodes and links, faculty and students can map relationships between concepts, ideas and digital content. Concept mapping is not new to the educational field. Numerous tools currently exist for locating digital information, but few applications are available for making sense of the information available to us. Sharing and presenting information are important aspects of academic work. VUE also provides supports for in-depth analysis of maps, with the ability to merge maps and export connectivity matrices to import in statistical packages. VUE Screencast (QuickTime 49MB)

Knowledge and Information Visualization This book presents current research and development work in the fields of knowledge visualization and information visualization. In addition to revised reviewed papers presented at an international workshop on Visual Artefacts for the Organization of Information and Knowledge held in Tübingen, Germany in May 2004, invited papers from leading experts are included to round off coverage of relevant aspects. The 19 chapters presented together with an introductory overview are organized in topical sections on background, knowledge visualization, information visualization, visualizing knowledge and information for fostering learning and instruction, and knowledge-oriented organization of information for fostering information use. Content Level » Research Related subjects » Artificial Intelligence - Database Management & Information Retrieval - HCI Table of contents Popular Content within this publication Show all authors Hide authors

Popplet ictstarters - home Diagramming Components for HTML5/Canvas, by Northwoods Software® Roots of visual mapping The first is the Tree of Porphyry - a form of presentation of a taxonomy that embodies a hierarchy, much as a mind map does. Porphyry of Tyre was a Greek philosopher who lived from c.233 to c.309, C.E. . This particular example is from a Philosophy course at the University of Washington. Then there is a facinating business map from the great Walt Disney. Aside from its sparkling clarity of business vision, it is interesting because of its date, 1957: Before Cornell University and Novak did work on concept maps, before Buzan had turned his Mind to Mapping and even before Idea Sunbursting. I came across this on Peter Duke's site, dukeMedia. (Click the image for a full-sized version) Next, my thanks to M.H.F. who commented against my "Who invented mind mapping" article that a novel published in 1931 in England included this conversation: "Mightn't it be a good idea if everyone had to draw a map of his own mind - say, once every five years?

Visual Thinking Evolution A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea. Especially in British English, the terms spidergram and spidergraph are more common,[1] but they can cause confusion with the term spider diagram used in mathematics and logic. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing. The elements of a given mind map are arranged intuitively according to the importance of the concepts, and are classified into groupings, branches, or areas, with the goal of representing semantic or other connections between portions of information. By presenting ideas in a radial, graphical, non-linear manner, mind maps encourage a brainstorming approach to planning and organizational tasks. The mind map can be contrasted with the similar idea of concept mapping. Reference: wikipedia