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Tony Buzan, an English author, and an educational consultant was the inventor of mind maps. As a child, he used to get bored at school and did not understand why he could not use colors when taking notes. In his book, “Mind maps for kids”, he discussed the different uses of mind mapping and their importance. Colors and images are very powerful when it comes to students’ understanding. That’s why he came with this approach. According to Tony Buzan, mind maps improve study skills. He highlighted the many benefits of mind mapping and the effects it has on the kids’ mind. Also, he recommended mind mapping for children and proposed some exercises that help in generating ideas of maps for kids. Benefits of mind maps for kids Mind mapping is…

It’s finally time to go back to school, 2020 bringing us many changes in our schedule. However, the first school day remains on the same date and a new school year is about to start. Some of you will return to school, following all the safety guidelines including social distancing. On the other hand, many of you will continue to adapt to the remote learning procedure. Either way, this school year won’t be a regular one. Therefore the Mindomo Team wants to contribute with additional support for conducting courses (educational process) in the best way possible. In both cases, returning to school or remote learning, collaboration is an essential feature. Thanks to the real-time collaboration between the users, the social distancing, and the at distance meetings won’t be a problem.…

People are using mind mapping more and more for different purposes. Although this technique is so simple, it developed over time. Which is the best mind map creator that you can use today? Which one has the most features? Let’s find out together what mind mapping software can do and how to be sure that you are using the most performant one!One of the earliest documented examples is tracked back in the 3rd century BCE. In that time Aristotle’s work was organized by the philosopher Porphyry of Tyros using mind maps. From that moment it started to be popular. Nowadays, you don’t have to draw it in the sand using a stick. Furthermore, you don’t even need to pencil it on the paper. In the 21st century, technology offers the…

The assignment functionality will allow your students to become familiar with mind mapping. Although assignments already include a section where you can add guidelines for your students on how to complete the assignment, in certain situations you might want to add extra instuctions inside the mind map. In this case, you can create a template mind map from scratch or use one of our already created templates by clicking on the “Create” button and choosing from the list. These work like an interactive mind map, where you can add step by step instructions, hints or options to choose from. This type of structure will give your students an idea of how their final mind map should look like. Also, by practicing, students will get amazing mind mapping skills. To add…

As you may know, assistive technology (AT) means any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to enhance, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with impairments. Basically, assistive technology allows people with disabilities to compensate for certain incapacities, by promoting independence and reducing the need for additional support. In education, assistive technology is used for students with disabilities to overcome barriers due to reading, attention, organizational, memory and the physical demands of the tasks related to the coursework. Examples of assistive technology instruments include screen readers, speech to text, spell checking and mind mapping. Mind mapping as assistive technology Mind mapping transforms monotonous information and details into colorful, interesting and extremely structured graphs that act in line with your brain’s natural way of…