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MindMup 2.0

Freemium! MindMup 2.0 is a mind mapping website that allows users to create conceptual maps, graphic organizers, and brainstorms. After launching the website, users begin creating their mind map by double clicking the head node, or “Parent” node, that appears in the center of the screen and begin adding text. When finished, users must click outside of that node, and the website locks the text into the node. To add nodes, users must tap one of the three “Node” options that are located on the top left of the screen. The first option allows users to create a new “Parent”…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 7.5
B. Design - 8
C. Engagement - 7.7

7.7

Don’t just think about it, Mind Map it!

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MindMup 2.0 is a mind mapping website that allows users to create conceptual maps, graphic organizers, and brainstorms. After launching the website, users begin creating their mind map by double clicking the head node, or “Parent” node, that appears in the center of the screen and begin adding text. When finished, users must click outside of that node, and the website locks the text into the node. To add nodes, users must tap one of the three “Node” options that are located on the top left of the screen. The first option allows users to create a new “Parent” node, which will start a new cluster in the mind map. The second option allow users to add a “Child” node, which is a sub-node added to the parent node. At this point, users can insert additional “Child” nodes to form a trail of nodes, or they can add a “Sibling” node that connects two “Child” nodes back to the parent node. Users can add image to the nodes by first selecting the node and then choosing the “Insert child image node,” which is the fourth button. They can then browse for the image they wish to insert. In addition, users can click the “Paint Can” icon to change a node’s color, the “Image” icon to adjust a picture in the mind map and add/position text in it, the “Notepad” option to add information about the mind map, and the “Paperclip” icon to attach a document to the mind map that can be downloaded. Users can tap the “Share” button to send their mind map out via email or obtain a link to the mind map.

Please Note: MindMup 2.0 is a freemium and users may have to subscribe to it in order to save and share their work, if their mind map is too large. Users can also access MindMup 2.0 as an app on Google Drive, which allows them to create and store mind maps in Google Drive. Accessing MindMup 2.0 through Google Drive allows access to functionalities that might otherwise require a subscription to access.

Instructional Ideas

  1. When working to show a relationship between different ideas, students can create a mind map using this website to visualize those relationships. Relationships might be cause-and-effect, before-and-after, or commonalities the topics share. Once finished, students can share their mind map by posting a URL to it on a class website.
  2. Students can use this website to create a visual timeline. To do so, students would have to put the topic of their mind map as a “Parent” node and then insert “Child” nodes. For each child node, students can insert an image that represents a significant event and text that includes a date and description for the event. When finished, students can share their timelines by posting its URL to a class website.
  3. When planning an essay, students can outline it using this website. To create the timeline, students can write the title of their paper in the “Parent” node. They can then add “Child” nodes for each paragraph. In those nodes, students can include the topic sentence for the paragraph and any additional information they wish to include.
  4. When studying a character, person, or event, students can insert an image of that character, person, or event in the mind map’s “Parent” node. They can then add “Child” nodes to it, and each child node can include a detail about the character, person, or event. When finished, students can share their work by posting its URL to a class website.
  5. When planning a process, students can create a mind map with this website to help them visualize it. To begin, the “Parent” node can be the name of the process and explain its purpose. Students can then add “Child” nodes to outline the sequential steps needed to complete the process in order. Each child node can describe the step and include an image. When finished, students can send their mind map to their teacher via email, so the teacher has the opportunity to approve the plan before the student implements it.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
0 star = Not Applicable
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
0 star = Not Applicable
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility
0 star = Not Applicable

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