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18 Free Mind Mapping Tools for Teachers and Students

18 Free Mind Mapping Tools for Teachers and Students
1- SpiderScribe This is a great mind mapping tool that allows users to easily visualize their ideas by connecting various pieces of information together and create free style maps. It also combines elements like text, images, files, calendar events and geographic locations. 2- EdistormEdistorm is a great web2.0 tool for educators. It allows you to work on your ideas during a structured brainstorming and organize them into sticky notes for others to see . It has two plans one is free and limited and the other is paid. 4- Bubbl.usBubbl.us allows its users to create concept maps in such an easy way with the minimum tools possible .You can create your project and invite your colleagues to join you in editing its content and when done you can share it with others via a generated link . 5- Wise Mapping Wise Mapping is a free online mind maps editor that allows you to create and share your mind maps with others. 6- Lucid ChartLucid Chart is a flowcharts and mind map making tool .

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Examples of Flowcharts, Organizational Charts, Network Diagrams and More Edraw provides a wide variety of examples such as flowcharts, organizational charts, business charts, UML diagrams, database and ERD, directional map, network diagrams and lots more. Please choose any examples you are interested in, alternatively download them for free. You will need to install Edraw to view them. As you will see, Edraw is very powerful because you can use more than 6000 symbols, examples, and many pre-drawn templates to create your own spectacular flowcharts, business diagrams, network diagrams and lots more, effortlessly, and in no time at all. The following examples were created using Edraw and are included as part of the software installation.

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking by TeachThought Staff One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters.

Todally Comprehensible Latin: TPR (Total Physical Response) for the First Week of Latin 1 In Stephen Krashen's theory of Comprehensible Input, a "silent period" of active listening and of auditory language processing is needed in order for language acquisition to occur, e.g. think of how much input which babies take in before they begin to verbalize/speak. Therefore, it is not recommended for teachers to jump immediately into having level 1 students produce language right away at the beginning of the school year. As much as you may want to go around the room having students ask/tell each their names in the target language during the first week, rather consider doing Total Physical Response (TPR) with your level 1 classes instead. TPR is essentially associating a vocabulary word with a physical action. It can be hand gestures, American Sign Language (ASL) signs or the actual physical action itself.

Inspiring creative learning with mind mapping Have you ever been tasked with a particular activity or project and your mind has gone blank when trying to conjure up any sort of creativity? Initial half-baked and half formulated ideas circulate within your mind, yet as these are undeveloped it can sometimes prove a challenge to progress these thoughts further. It can be frustrating, and even the most naturally creative sometimes struggle to achieve original and innovative ideas. Children are associated with possessing unbound and limitless imaginations, creating stories and ideas seemingly from nowhere.

Free Mind Map Software, Edraw Mind Map Freeware Free mind map software help you build, save, share and print arbitrary mind maps absolutely free. Edraw Mind Map is a free mind map freeware with rich examples and templates which make it easy to create mind maps, brain-storming diagrams, project timeline, life planner, SWOT analysis and sketch maps. It can visualize your thinking and quickly arrange and organize your work, all to benefit you as well as people around you. Click to View Video: Edraw Mind Map in 2 Minutes.

How People Learn How People Learn Joseph D. Novak & Alberto J. edutopia Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Nancy Frey, a Professor of Literacy in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a credentialed special educator, reading specialist, and administrator. Questions are a common way for teachers to check for understanding, right? The answer we’re looking for is "yes." Who hasn't questioned a group of students to determine whether or not they understood the content?

Teacher’s iPad 2015 During this coming academic year, the iPad will celebrate it’s 5th birthday. I decided to take a look at my own iPad and what systems, apps and activities fill up my school day as an iPad teacher 5 years on. I’ve produced a breakdown of my home screen and realised it can be summarised in 5 points. Being relevant as a professionalBeing relevant to my studentsCollaboration with studentsCollaboration with teachersProduction of Interactive material.

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