As I was reading quite a few PDFs for my Intro to Educational Research class and I realized I needed to create a mind map to better understand the material:
I’ve used other mind map tools, but this online tool has a presentation mode which gives it a Prezi feel.
It’s user-friendly and has short cut keys built in so that topics, subtopics, and floating topics can be quickly created. There is also a tool that will connect two seemingly unrelated topics to show a relationship.
When creating a presentation from the mind map, there are tools that allows one to quickly and easily create “slides” that contain just the topics and subtopics you want displayed.
There were several template options along with tools that allows one to add notes, hyperlinks, attachments, images, videos, audio clips, icons, tasks, and comments.
Since this was my first attempt at using Mindomo, and there being a lot of information to add to the mind map, I kept it very simple. This mind-mapping tool can be used by both teachers and students, alike.
Some ways to use mind maps would be to generate ideas during a brainstorming session, organize information to make it easier to understand, and take notes in a way that can help to make richer connections and correlations around the material.