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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…

We just got back from Bring IT Together 2017, Ontario’s leading educational technology conference. We have been so busy getting ready for it that we forgot the ‘let’s meet and greet’ post. Still, we came back eager to share this great experience with you. The conference, which by the way has been running annually since 1979, was held in beautiful Niagara Falls, a vibrant city where we enjoyed all the amenities of a large urban center in a comfortable, livable community. There were three days jam-packed with keynotes, breakout sessions, training sessions and a buzzing Learning Hall. Most importantly, it has been a priceless experience because we got the chance to meet our users and the people we’d like to collaborate. No more struggling with email ping-pong in different time…

This time of the year gets everyone excited because the arrival of fall also means that Halloween is coming. Each year there are approximately 41.2 million kids who dress up and go trick-or-treating. While Halloween might be fun for most kids, there will always be a few exceptions. For example, kids with learning and attention difficulties. These kids might be more scared of this holiday than excited due to their oversensitivity. So, let’s see what you can do to make Halloween fun for them too: Costumes: The unusual clothing, the sensation of masks and the makeup can be a huge problem for kids with learning and attention issues. What you can do is have kids wear the costumes before the big day so they can get comfortable with them. If not,…