let's focus Export - Mapping Tools Radar visual literacy.pos Version 2.6. A simple and versatile visual brainstorming software supporting a variety of visual templates and methods (incl. mind mapping). www.mind-pad.com The Headcase Mind Mapper is a reasonably priced mind mapping program that - according to some reviews- is still quite buggy. www.nobox.de A comprehensive, high-quality mapping suite enabling concept and mind maps, as well as a variety of other formats, such as network diagrams or technical drawings. www.conceptdraw.com/ Supports a whole range of mapping methods, incl. www.smartdraw.com Based on the cognitive mapping approach, Banxia's decision explorer helps group clarify their rationale and reach consensus-based decisions. www.banxia.com Powersim is a commercial, full scale simulation and network diagramming software. www.powersim.com Used mostly in the military and law enforcement community. www.i2.co.uk Contains coordinated multiple views including similarity maps, paralleld coordinates and geographic maps. www.macrofocus.com www.pinking.de
Open Source Physics Yes, You Too Can Read at 1000 Words Per Minute - Testing Circus Ever wondered how to read faster. Here is a solution that will allow you to read 1000 words per minute. Spritz, a Boston based start-up, is developing a technology that would enable you to read up to 1000 words per minutes. Spritz’s mission is to change the way people read and make communication faster, easier, and more effective. With Spritz, which is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2 watch, words appear one at a time in rapid succession. This allows you to read at speeds of between 250 and 1,000 words per minute. What Spritz does is manipulate the format of the words to more appropriately line them up with the eye’s natural motion of reading. Try it for yourself. You just read 250 words per minute. This is 250 words per minute. What about 350 words per minute? 350 words per minute doesn’t seem that much faster. 3 hours and 40 minutes to finish Potter. Wow! Now it’s getting harder to follow. Want to try for more speed? Love #AwesomeTechnlogoy? Image Credits – 1 & 2
6 Creative Ways to Teach Students Academic Vocabulary When it comes to teaching academic vocabulary, you can have students endlessly copy new words into their notebooks or use new words in a sentence over and over. Or you can get a little more creative. Here are some of our favorite ways to shake up word instruction: Post a bulletin board “graveyard” of overused words such as said, nice, and good. Question for you: Looking for a new way to practice academic vocabulary?
How to Learn Without Memorizing Photo by Edwin Stemp Rote memorization is an inefficient way to learn. Just retaining a single formula can mean pounding the same information into your skull dozens of times. If your computer hard drive had this accuracy, you’d probably throw it out. Unfortunately, you’re stuck with your brain. The good news is that you don’t need to learn by memorization. A few years ago, I noticed that smart people seemed to learn differently than most other people. While there are undoubtedly some genetic advantages that allow some people to learn effortlessly, I think part of this difference in success comes down to strategy. Is Your Brain a File Drawer or a Web of Ideas? A computer stores information as thousands of electrical 1s and 0s in a linear fashion. However, your brain isn’t a sequence of bits and bytes, so this approach doesn’t make sense. Other Forms of Learning There are lots of ways you can learn creatively: 1. Connect ideas together by relating them to something you already understand. 2.
edutopia Teaching vocabulary within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is an essential component of standards-based curriculum alignment. Making the critical words second nature to our students will enhance achievement on assessments and will be useful in college and career. To process and store the academic vocabulary of the standards, our students’ brains require an efficient automatic memory system. This system, also called nonmotor procedural memory, stores information that is repeated, such as multiplication tables, song lyrics, words and definitions. Following are 11 strategies, supported by education and memory research, for teaching critical CCSS words while keeping the cognitive verbs in mind: analyze, evaluate, compare, delineate, etc. Identifying the Best Words to Teach Find out which words are "your" words. Teach the words in the order they are presented in the CCSS. Vocabulary Exercises Supported by Educational and Memory Research How do you identify and teach vocabulary? Notes
Mind Map Library. 1000s of Mind Maps in FreeMind, MindManager and other formats - Mappio Immune System Listen The immune system, which is made up of special cells, proteins, tissues, and organs, defends people against germs and microorganisms every day. In most cases, the immune system does a great job of keeping people healthy and preventing infections. About the Immune System The immune system is the body's defense against infectious organisms and other invaders. The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body. Leukocytes are produced or stored in many locations in the body, including the thymus, spleen, and bone marrow. The leukocytes circulate through the body between the organs and nodes via lymphatic vessels and blood vessels. The two basic types of leukocytes are: phagocytes, cells that chew up invading organismslymphocytes, cells that allow the body to remember and recognize previous invaders and help the body destroy them A number of different cells are considered phagocytes. Here's how it works:
Your Memory Palace: Method of Loci Memory Enhancing Technique The method of loci, also called the memory palace, is a mnemonic device introduced in ancient Roman rhetorical treatises. It relies on memorized spatial (of or relating to facility in perceiving relation of objects) relationships to establish, order and recollect memorial content. The term is most often found in specialized works on psychology, neurobiology, and memory, though it was used in the same general way at least as early as the first half of the nineteenth century in works on rhetoric, logic, and philosophy. Method of loci is also commonly called the mental walk. To use the method of loci bring to mind a familiar building, such as your house. Along your route create a list of "loci”:i.e. well defined parts of the room that you can use later to memorize things. Now, when you are faced with a list of words or ideas to be memorized, you must form visual images for each of the words and place them, in order, on the loci in your route. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Welcome to mindmapping.com Dia Welcome to Dia's new homepage. Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program for GNU/Linux, MacOS X, Unix, and Windows, and is released under the GPL license. Dia is roughly inspired by the commercial Windows program 'Visio,' though more geared towards informal diagrams for casual use. It can be used to draw many different kinds of diagrams. It can load and save diagrams to a custom XML format (gzipped by default, to save space), can export diagrams to a number of formats, including EPS, SVG, XFIG, WMF and PNG, and can print diagrams (including ones that span multiple pages). Download Dia and try using it; tell us what you think of it (visit the Contact page), including to report bugs if you find them. CategoryProject
Endocrine System Listen Things That Can Go Wrong Too much or too little of any hormone can be harmful to your body. For example, if the pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone, a teen may grow excessively tall. Endocrine problems that can affect teens include: Adrenal insufficiency. Type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes. Growth hormone problems. Hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism. Precocious puberty.