As you are reading this blog, I trust that you are familiar with Mindomo’s Online Mind Map program. It is a great tool. I also suspect that it is not much about the theory behind mind mapping you know. Not to worry. Below I will give a brief intro to the history of mind mapping, some mind mapping rules of thumb, teach you how to utilize both sides of your brain and how to increase your memory by using mind maps. A brief history of Mindmapping Nowadays, Tony Buzan is recognized as the guy who took the mind mapping thinking and made it mainstream. But mind mapping stems from a long tradition of alternative thinkers, including Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein and many more. What they all had in common…
Please allow me to first introduce myself. I’ve been using mind mapping for 6 years now and have specialized on software such as: Freemind and Freeplane. In 2008, I started my own blog. Today, after several years of practice, I am a trainer in this domain and I had the privilege to write my first book ” Mind Mapping: transform your ideas into project with Freeplane”. The launching of this book took place 2 weeks ago and it is this book that stands at the origin of this post. In my book I also included Mindomo especially in the part dedicated to the relationship between Freeplane and the other Mind-Mapping softwares.
The team of Mindomo suggested I should write a post regarding my impressions on Mindomo and how I use it. The main ideas that I will focus on refer to: Why is Mindomo one of the best current solutions for beginners in Mind-Mapping ? Why is Mindomo an atypical mind-mapping software in the light of its features? Why does Mindomo know how to benefit from the advantage of being an online software application?
Why Mindomo is one of the best current solutions for beginners?
In a recent article published on their website, OnlineDegree.com sang high praises for Mindomo and the value it brings to current online college students throughout the world today. By providing eLearners a place to organize their thoughts and have them reviewed by others, Mindomo essentially simulates a large-scale learning environment right in each distance-learning student’s living room. The website also points out a plethora of other facts about online college students and the way that they learn; while at-home schooling promotes higher graduation rates, better learning retention, and generally higher grade point averages, the one major complaint that students have is the lack of community and fellowship. While goal-oriented students can do just fine studying independently, others need that feeling of being a part of a group to really shine.…
We are very glad to present you another guest post from one of our users, Donna Reish
She currently works with kids at an art school and will tell us a bit about their experience with Mindomo and Mind mapping.
Here it goes:
As a writing instructor at an art school, my students regularly tell me how hard it is for them to come up with a story. They have ideas and characters and scenes in their minds, but have a hard way of connecting everything to create a sequence of events. Coming up with an idea for a story is simple, but building that story into a cohesive narrative is something else entirely.
This is a guest post by Mr. Oaks, who is a teacher at Oakland University. We would like to thank him for investing time to explain how mind mapping is useful to him.
Using Mindomo in the Mathematics Classroom
Teaching developmental mathematics can be a very difficult task sometimes.