Mind maps are basically diagram that link information around a central topic. Think it like a tree, though it has a more outward structure. The center is the core of the subject and the branches are the subtopics or related concepts. Mind maps are the great for learning, improving and understanding a topic.
It is also the great tool for the educators to engage students.
Many of the educators across the world are utilizing mind maps as a creative and exceptional means to improve student’s understanding and memorizing capacity. As technology has evolved there are a lot of applications and platforms available which one can utilize to create and integrate mind maps in the classroom; and Mindomo is one such amazing platform.
What is Mindomo?
Mindomo is a platform that enables users to do mind mapping. It can have great uses for teacher, student either personal or professional. On login, users can choose their own account type. After signing-in users can start building maps using smart maps in various categories.
Users can also go for private and public maps to create mind maps for different uses. With Mindomo, teachers can plan curriculum, lessons as well as presentations. Moreover, educators can:
- Invite students to join course
- Enable students to work on mind map-based assignments
- Give students documents, videos, files as resource
- Observe student’s progress and guide them in their assignment
- Evaluate students' communication within the Course
Mindomo is also helpful in organising research, creating knowledge bank as well as assessing student’s knowledge. Recently, Mindomo has added features in its platform. Users can access it by selecting course available on the top left of the dashboard. Here are some of the basic advantages of this feature:
- Easy and quick access for learners to Mindomo and their mind map assignments
- Auto-sharing of mind maps between teachers and students
- Easy to monitor students' progress and offer guidance whenever required
- Easy to provide students with learning material
In courses feature, teachers can also create courses for their students. Courses are helpful in distributing assignments, get students engaged, and brainstorm ideas on mind maps and much more. Users can connect their Mindomo account different apps like Google Drive, Dropbox, FTP, and Twitter. This platform is great for educators from both K12 and Higher Ed to create mind maps.
What has your experience been? Which tool do you use for creating mind maps and engaging your students?