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The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students

The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students
March 4 , 2014 Creating and using mind maps is a great way to get students brainstorming ideas about a given topic, organize their thought processes and turn these ideas into a neatly written pieces. I have been using several web tools with my students over the past few years. From teaching vocabulary to getting students engaged in the prewriting process, I found the functionalities and ease of use of these web tools a great way to enhance students productivity. Over last weekend, I have been working on a list that features the most important mind mapping tools and apps that teachers can use with their students. Check them out below. 1- Popplet Popplet is a free online tool that allows you to create mind mapping and brainstorming diagrams. 2- MindMeister The leading online mind mapping application, MindMeister allows your team to be more innovative by providing a shared collaboration and brainstorming environment on the web. 3- SpiderScribe 4- Bubblus 8- LucidChart c iPad mind mapping apps:

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