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Technology as a Helper, not a Replacer

The invasion of technology has become unstoppable and to some extent quite overwhelming, some would argue.  Especially professors and instructors feel threatened at times that they could be replaced in the classroom or work field by much more interesting programs or applications that offer online instruction.

Instead of focusing too much on the dominance of technology in education and not only, you could start focusing on the learning experience that you may benefit from if you start using an innovative technological tool as a helper.  One such tool that can be a true helper for your teaching or working activity is a mind mapping application.

Here are 7 main reasons which make a mind mapping application a helper, not a replacer:

1.   It encourages you to be creative but doesn’t create mind maps on its own.

2.   It provides the right context for collaborative work but doesn’t collaborate without you.

3.   It allows you to store your resources but won’t do the research for you.

4.   It makes it easy to turn your mind maps into presentations but won’t present in your place.

5.   It permits you to organize and share your work with others but cannot organize or share the information by itself.

6.   It helps you develop innovative solutions for your problems but won’t take your place in the decision making process.

7.   It enables you to visualize your deepest thoughts but won’t think in your place.

The more you explore the learning opportunities that a mind mapping application can offer, you will discover that your perspective on technology and even online learning may change.

How do you make technology work with you? 


Best mind maps of 2011

We just made a list of awesome mind maps that we have loved in 2011 and are worth sharing.

Funny coincidence, we’ve found 11 cool maps to highlight and here they are in a random order :)

1. E-learning Tools for Schools and Education
2. AS Toolbox
3. 11 inventions that changed the world
4. Starcraft II
5. Play and Learn
6. There’s more to the web than Facebook
7. Activity Type Web 2.0 Tools
8. Front-End Development
9. Web 2.0 Cool Tools for Teachers
10. Social Networking in Higher Ed
11. About Journalism

Creators keep improving them continuously, so we must say it’s impressive work!

What do you think?


11 inventions that changed the world

The end of the world… just passed us again. It’s already been 11:11 in a few countries, so we’re safe.

Now, to commemorate this great day we’ve prepared a cool map with 11 inventions that changed the world.


Language Arts

Hi guys,

It’s been a while since we last shared cool mind maps with you, so we started our research again and found a great resource for teachers.

This Language Arts Map will help you find resources for grammar, speaking, writing, visual or even spelling.

We could write a whole blog about this, but we’re going to leave you to discover and bookmark :)


When you are going on vacation…

You definitely need a plan.

It doesn’t matter where you’re going, you will always depend on what you have set up before leaving home.

So we gathered up some pointers for a well defined plan:

After the When, Where, What, How filters, you have to think about these things: