13
February

Using Mindomo Courses In Your Classes

If you use mind maps for lesson planning and delivering the learning material, but you also want students to create maps of their own, you should definitely try Mindomo Courses. Here’s WHY:


1. You can give students written instructions on each mind map assignment.
Students often feel that mind mapping is difficult because they don’t know where to start. If you make suggestions on how they should structure their maps and what elements to focus on, you will make it easier for them to build their maps.


2. You can add resources like mind maps, documents, videos, and photos.

The more you add brief, visual resources, the more you can help students understand their learning material and work on their assignments.

3. You have a section especially dedicated for notes. This way you can also ensure an in-depth exposition of the material you’ll be covering.

Give it a try and let us know if this works better for you than simple mind mapping. If not, tell us what went wrong. We’ll soon give you more info on creating mind map assignments within a Course.

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

 

 

5
February

Getting Things Done in a World of Rapid Change

Our world has been experiencing change since the beginning. We are used to changing schools and work environments. We meet new people and face new challenges almost every day.  Change is natural. And it had a natural pace until the beginning of the 20th century. Since then, change is speeding up.
Today’s unanimous anxiety, mostly caused by the emerging technological advances, is that you have difficulties keeping up with everything you need to learn and do.

The pressure of overload can be tremendous at times. Rupert Murdoch’s quote inspired us with a possible solution to this problem: “the world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.”

What if you began thinking and working faster?

Would this help you save time for personal enlightenment? We at Mindomo certainly think so, that’s why we use 3 easy but efficient tricks:

  1. Rely heavily on The Focusing Question“What’s the ONE Thing I could do, such that by doing it everything else would be easier or unnecessary?”.
  2. We avoid “false hustle”  as much as we can. This helps us pursue our weekly/monthly/year end goals.
  3. Save time and energy by making lists.  That’s how we see the clear steps for resolving any complex challenge, and how each step should connect with the next.
You should find the strategy that works best for you and speed things up.
In the meantime, for all of you who use Mindomo on a regular basis, we have some great news. We updated our mobile app so you can get things done more efficiently:

Mind map faster. We redesigned the UI from scratch.  Clean, open spaces for maps; bright colors and intuitive, easier-to-reach icons will make mind mapping feel more natural than before.

Sync maps with cloud faster. You are now 2 clicks away from moving your local maps to your online account.

Log in faster. If you are logged into Google, Facebook or Yahoo, you can automatically log into Mindomo.

If you have any tips for improving productivity or feedback on our new mobile app, feel free to share this with us in the comments section below.

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

7
January

Kick-Start 2015 By Increasing Your Productivity

Happy 2015, everyone! We hope you enjoyed your winter holidays, we sure did. Nevertheless, time flies, and now we find ourselves getting back into work mode.
Here’s our recipe to keep our high spirits and start the year fresh:

- we begin by kicking off our 2015 goals. We already went through our future projects and started assigning tasks within the team.

- organizing and structuring our January activities

- joining a book challenge that we hope will stimulate us even more in our work. Naturally, we’ll start with a book on project management. This book just might be a real helper for those who work on personal or professional projects: teachers, planners, parents, executive leaders, entrepreneurs, business analysts, and people who want to become more productive at work.
Apart from its insights on efficient time management and thoughtful production, the book has an easy-to-follow style, and it also shows you how to use mind mapping to structure your management activities.

- last but not least, we’ll have lots of cups of hot cocoa and share some holiday funny stories.

This is how our first week at the office looks like. What’s your secret to a productive, fresh start in 2015?

Image found on littlegirldesigns.com



Keep it smart, simple and creative!

The Mindomo Team

23
December

2015 Calls For Bigger, Bolder Plans

The holiday season and New Year’s Eve are just around the corner, so it’s high time for a look back. 2014 was great to us: we accomplished all of our projects and even more. This probably happened because we were so eager to do our best to make a difference and bring real value to others.

What do we have in mind for 2015? To pursue the same drive but at a whole new level. We know that Mindomo is most likely the best mind mapping app there is. What we want is to make sure that you make the best of it, no matter if you are using it for school, planning your business or for personal development.

So, we’re ready to wrap up this great 2014, but not before telling you how grateful we are. We’re grateful for all the innovative ways in which you choose to work with our app, for your constant feedback and suggestions. These things lay the groundwork for Mindomo’s exciting future.

Have a joyous New Year, dear friends! And remember, a new year is like a blank mind map, just fill it in with what is really important for you.

The Mindomo Team

23
September

Let Us Introduce To You Our Brand New Mindomo Courses

Mind mapping is growing into a teaching method that you teachers heavily rely on. That’s because you have found the advantages of providing students with mind maps of their learning material: they understand the information better, and they learn it and recall it easily.

All over the world, from teaching Biology, Geography, Language Arts to Computer Science and Environmental Science, you are using Mindomo to work with your students in and outside the classroom. Moreover, your students have to create mind maps of their own to reinforce their learning and thinking skills.
Both you and your students’ efforts deserve our full support, so we created a new solution to ease your work with Mindomo and mind mapping.  So, let us introduce to you Mindomo Courses and how it will help you further with mind mapping:

  • Easy access to Mindomo:  students will easily access Mindomo and their mind map assignments.
  • Easy-to-create courses: setup a course within minutes where you encourage students to mind map on the subjects you are covering.
  • Auto-sharing of mind maps between you and your students: once students start completing their assignments, the mind maps they will be working on will be automatically shared with you.
  • Easy to assist students and to assess their performance: use the course’s clear overview to see how each student interacted within the course, whether he/she faced any problems with the assignment(s) and offer your guidance whenever it is needed.
  • Easy to provide students with learning materials: gather all the learning resources on the topic you are covering and invite students to access them as they complete their assignments.


You can give it a try as we speak. Just log into Mindomo and go to “Courses” in the top left corner of your dashboard. We will be glad to hear your impressions once you’ve tested it.

And since we just released this dedicated solution, we would like to offer 10 teacher subscriptions for free, for a 1-year period. One of these subscriptions can be yours, all you need to do is write a comment below and tell us how you plan to make the most of the subscription.

 

Keep it smart, simple and creative!

The Mindomo Team