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Visual Mapping.com

Visual Mapping.com
Last week, in London, I had the pleasure to meet Liam Hughes, co-founder of Biggerplate, the famous MindMap Library. I asked him 7 questions about Biggerplate, its beginnings, some key numbers, new projects, trends in mind mapping software and some advice for new mind mapping software users. Here is the complete interview. Liam, when did you start Biggerplate? Biggerplate was started in my last year at University and that would be 2007, the first time of developing the idea. The first version of the website was launched in 2008.

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How to use graphic organizers for teaching writing, learning, and understanding across the curriculum. Graphic organizers guide learners’ thinking as they fill in and build upon a visual map or diagram. Graphic organizers are some of the most effective visual learning strategies for students and are applied across the curriculum to enhance learning and understanding of subject matter content. In a variety of formats dependent upon the task, graphic organizers facilitate students’ learning by helping them identify areas of focus within a broad topic, such as a novel or article. Because they help the learner make connections and structure thinking, students often turn to graphic organizers for writing projects. In addition to helping students organize their thinking and writing process, graphic organizers can act as instructional tools. Teachers can use graphic organizers to illustrate a student’s knowledge about a topic or section of text showing areas for improvement.

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