MindMeister (mind mapping)

MindMeister allows users to create and organize conceptualized maps and graphic organizers. When engaging MindMeister, users simply tap the screen to create nodes, which can be thought of as text boxes. Once a node is created, users are able to add text, links to websites, images, and emoticons to it. Plus, with the different options available in MindMeister, users are able depict different associations between nodes by connecting the nodes together or by inserting arrows to highlight relationships between nodes. When ready, MindMeister allows users to share their creations over email. Users are also able to save their…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 5.8
B. Support - 8.3
C. Engagement - 8.7

7.6

MindMesiter: A Best App for Teaching

Summary : MindMeister will help you get your thoughts on paper.

MindMeister allows users to create and organize conceptualized maps and graphic organizers. When engaging MindMeister, users simply tap the screen to create nodes, which can be thought of as text boxes. Once a node is created, users are able to add text, links to websites, images, and emoticons to it. Plus, with the different options available in MindMeister, users are able depict different associations between nodes by connecting the nodes together or by inserting arrows to highlight relationships between nodes. When ready, MindMeister allows users to share their creations over email. Users are also able to save their creations as the central node’s text, and they are able to “star” their favorite creations, which automatically loads the creation into a user’s “Favorites” folder on the app’s home screen. Lastly, users are able to access and modify their creations using MindMeister’s companion website (www.mindmeister.com).

Instructional Ideas

  1. Students can use this app to illustrate different relationships. For example, when studying literature or history, students can create a mind map to illustrate the different relationships between characters or historical figures. Or, in science, students can use this app to show casual relationships between different phenomena.
  2. When planning a project, students can use this app to brainstorm the different parts of the project. Next, students can position the parts on the mind map, so they create a presentation that flows from one topic to the next.
  3. When learning about different events, people, and locations, students can create different nodes in this app for each one. Then, as they learn new information and details about the topics, they can add them to the node they created for each topic. This strategy will help students organize content and chunk it together by making meaningful connections.
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.
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
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

Screenshots

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  • Mind Mapping - MindMeister Screenshot
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  • Mind Mapping - MindMeister Screenshot
  • Mind Mapping - MindMeister Screenshot
  • Mind Mapping - MindMeister Screenshot
  • Mind Mapping - MindMeister Screenshot
  • Mind Mapping - MindMeister Screenshot
  • Mind Mapping - MindMeister Screenshot
  • Mind Mapping - MindMeister Screenshot
  • Mind Mapping - MindMeister Screenshot
  • Mind Mapping - MindMeister Screenshot