Monday, May 30, 2011

Mind Mapping/Brainstorming Web Sites

Would you like to capture and connect ideas?
Would you like to share and collaborate ideas?
Would you like to have access to your files from anywhere?

There are numerous websites that focus on mind mapping/brainstorming.  These are diagrams that represent words, ideas, tasks or other items link to or arranged around a central idea.  Mind maps can be used to generate, visualize, structure and classify information.  They can help to study, organize, problem solve, decision make and write material.

Some of these websites require a free user account, but this would enable students and teachers to save work, collaborate and edit.  The mind mapping sites can allow the users to add text, pictures, geographical maps and documents to their work.

SpiderScribe.net
-sign up but free
-can make the mind map private or public
-allows for sharing and collaboration
-can add text, images, files, calendar events, geographic locations

Bubbl.us
-sign up but free
-can make the mind map private or public
-allows for sharing and collaboration
-text bubbles only
-save as .jpg (good size and quality for email and websites) and .png (transparent image)

LPSD iPods/iPads:  Mind Mapping Applications (free)
We have the following applications loaded on the 2 cases of ipods.  Some of these may not be on the iPad image.
iTunes Links:
SimpleMind+ 
ThinkTree Lite
MindBlowing
Idea Sketch
Total Recall