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10 Mind Mapping Strategies For Teachers

10 Mind Mapping Strategies For Teachers
10 Mind Mapping Strategies For Teachers by Andrea Leyden, The adoption of Mind Maps in teaching has grown recently due to the benefits of using Mind Maps to learn and the availability of free online mind mapping software. Teachers have recognized the value of using Mind Maps to engage students, encourage creativity and, most importantly, teaching how to learn rather simply memorizing content. Mind Maps have even been integrated into emerging teaching techniques such as the Flipped Classroom and Design Thinking as outlined in the Mind Map on the right. How do teachers harness the full power of Mind Mapping? Mind Mapping Strategies for Teachers Pre-class: In-class: Teaching: Online Mind Maps can be used in class to brainstorm and generate discussions. Outside class: Collaboration: The new generation of “Digital Citizens” are highly adaptable to change and expect to use technology as part of their education. Summary Mind Map; 10 Mind Mapping Strategies For Teachers

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Interactive Graphic Organizer Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers "Graphic organizers are tools that help your brain think." - Kylene Beers Graphic organizers are an illustration of your thoughts on paper. They can help you brainstorm, organize, and visualize your ideas. Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it. CETL- Assessment Resource Centre Types of Assessment Methods Concept Map Assessments What is a Concept Map? A concept map is a hierarchical form of structure diagram that illustrates conceptual knowledge and their relationships within a specific topic from general to specific concepts. It consists of concept labels (aka nodes, cells) which are connected together by lines, these lines are labeled with directions. A concept map is often known as a flow chart, it is widely used in business to gain an insight on the overview and for brain-storming new ideas and developments.

24 Essential Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools Mind mapping is the process of using visual diagrams to show the relationships between ideas or information. Its popular uses include project planning, collecting and organizing thoughts, brainstorming and presentations — all in order to help solve problems, map out resources and uncover new ideas. It can be more useful than trying to keep track of our ideas by scribbling them on paper, and can aid in manipulating and generating concepts. We've compiled a list of 24 mind mapping tools to help you organize, summarize and visualize information, with both free and paid versions available to suit any budget or requirement. The tools mentioned are either browser- or desktop-based, with a selection of mind mapping mobile apps at the end of the article for use on iOS and Android devices.

Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience What is new and different in the Common Core? When it comes to the writing standards, a heavy emphasis on audience for one thing, and this is very good news. The "audience" for student writing was once the lone teacher sitting after school with her cup of coffee, a red pen, and a stack of essays or other writing projects. graphic organizer Preface If you access the link to the recording it would be great if you would just leave a short comment on this post to let me know. I would really like to know if it is useful to people when I post the overviews & recording links Introduction One of those rare sessions where I was not actually there! I was laid low by a migraine and was unable to join this exciting recorded session by Shelly Terrell.

14 Brilliant Uses for Mind Maps – Engage Your Whole Brain Mind maps engage your whole brain and allow you to see the big picture. A mind map is a whole-brain method for generating and organizing ideas which is largely inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s approach to note-taking. The concept was brought into the mainstream by Tony Buzan and is based on patterns found in nature, and on research on how humans think and how the brain works. Some Basic Active Learning Strategies Engaging students in individual or small group activities–pairs or trios especially–is a low-risk strategy that ensures the participation of all. The sampling of basic activities below can be adapted to almost any discussion or lecture setting. Using these strategies, or variations on them, ensures that you'll hold your students' attention in class and throughout the semester.

Using the iDiary for Kids App As A Thinking Book My classroom, for the most part is paperless. My students do not have notebooks, or binders, or folders that contain copious amounts of paper that will end up in the recycle bin as soon as they are able to bring it home. My students sit at desks, however, they rarely use the inside of them. My Holiday Webbing Bubble Writing By saradavila Here is a webbing bubble organizer for brainstorming ideas related to a topic before writing. This writing worksheet is prepared for writing and organizing ideas about a previous holiday vacation trip. Students begin by brainstorming ideas and using the webbing to organize. Literature and Latte - Scapple for Mac OS X and Windows Rough It Out Scapple doesn’t force you to make connections, and it doesn’t expect you to start out with one central idea off of which everything else is branched. There’s no built-in hierarchy at all, in fact—in Scapple, every note is equal, so you can connect them however you like. The idea behind Scapple is simple: when you are roughing out ideas, you need complete freedom to experiment with how those ideas best fit together. It’s Scapple Simple Creating notes is as easy as double-clicking anywhere on the canvas and then typing; making connections between ideas is as painless as dragging and dropping one note onto another.

Icebreakers 'Icebreakers' are games or activities that help "break the ice" at events where there are lots of people who don't know each other. These games are easy to play and help the group to mix in a neutral challenge/s. this is by no means an exhaustive list and we always welcome suggestions of games you find that are good icebreakers. (email us) Ape, Man, Girl Game Describe Room List Organizer Writing Activity By saradavila Here is an list style organizer for writing a descriptive paragraph about the the room of a student. The list is used as a brainstorming tool and a pre-writing task to help EFL/ESL learners organize their ideas. This list helps learner think about what they need to write about in the room and adjectives and descriptors that can be used to make the writing more interesting. Begin by having students list what is in their room in the first column. In the second column students can list adjectives and descriptions of use that can help to add depth to the descriptive writing.