Archive for the ‘How to’ Category

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

25
February

Mindomo 7 Beta Testers Wanted

We’re about to release Mindomo 7, and we can proudly say that our last few months of hard work will bring you a lighter, faster, simpler and more intuitive version of Mindomo.
We could really use your help to add the final touches, so we’re launching a closed beta testing today where you can participate in.

This is your chance for a fresh, streamlined experience, where you can test this new version’s functionality and report any existing bugs. Consider these guidelines to complete the bug report:- what you were attempting to do/view within the app;

- what happened instead;
- error messages (make print screens/ copy and paste them if it’s the case);
- the operating system and browser versions you are using;
- any suggestions regarding product improvement before it goes officially into use.

If you are interested in becoming a Mindomo 7 beta tester, please apply by sending us an e-mail with your username at support (at) mindomo (dot) com.  Apart from our deepest appreciation for your help, we will be also rewarding you with a 90-day free Premium membership.
We’re looking forward to your applications.
Have an awesome day!

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

17
July

Communicate Strategically with Mind Mapping

As a visual tool, mind mapping helps you have a better understanding of different concepts, processes, projects as well as data.  When collaborating with others, it’s very useful and efficient to use mind mapping as a communication tool.  Some of the best ways in which you can use mind mapping to communicate strategically are:

  • Defining a concept

Any concept that is associated with an image has a higher chance of being better remembered and understood. For this reason, icons, symbols and images have an essential role in visually representing specific concepts.  The same is happening when defining a concept through mind mapping: