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Creately
http://creately.com
Creately is a cloud based online diagramming tool to draw flowcharts, org charts, UML diagrams and mind-maps etc.
It's a great collaboration tool to manage projects online!
Premium service ... subscription but a free option.
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Cell Storming Pro
http://bit.ly/19SPdxp
Cell Storming Pro - Media driven Mind Mapping, Brainstorming, and Idea
Cell Storming is a unique mind mapping app that lets you use media for laying out your thoughts and ideas.
With Cell Storming you create cell maps by connecting hexagonal cells together and then adding media elements to these cells. You can add images, videos, voice memos, text, and web links to each cell on the map, which can then be viewed when browsing your cell map later on.
Extensive export options enable you to share your cell maps (including all media elements) with other Cell Storming users, or generate images and PDFs of your cell maps for non-users. Dropbox support is built-in along with email, iTunes, and Facebook sharing.
The Pro version of Cell Storming features additional “Flow Export” functions that can generate and export media files defined by how your cell map flows (using connection arrows from cell to cell). Flow exports include text, audio, and video generation.
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MindMup: Browser-based, free, easy and open source
http://bit.ly/1j7aRik
MindMup: Browser-based, free, easy and open source
MindMup is a web-based mind mapper that you can use free, with no limit on the number of maps.
It supports multi-user, simultaneous access and, if you’re using MindMup’s free storage or storing maps locally on you computer, it requires no log in.
This makes it an attractive tool for school use.
That’s not to say that it’s a toy as it can be used for serious mapping.
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How To : Visually Record Ideas Using an iPad
http://bit.ly/15sEPrQ
Visual recording is similar to audio recording: they both use the same concept that is : recording. One uses voice and the other uses visual cues like diagrams, charts, lines, arrows...etc. Think about visual recording as visual mind mapping.
Visual recording using your iPad is something you can best do via the help of some powerful apps. The video below will walk you through the process of how to capture your ideas visually on your iPad. It will also show you how to use each of the four apps suggested.
Visual Recording not (in this case) Visual Facilitation

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Memofon
http://www.memofon.com/
Memofon : Great mind maps from text
Text based mind mapping, learning and note taking too
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Diagramo is an online flowchart (download) software
http://diagramo.com/
Diagramo is an online flowchart software
Based ONLY on HTML5. No Flash, no Java or other plugins.
Share diagrams with other teammates. Or make them public if you want.
Install it on your server Download it and deploy it on your server. All you need is PHP and a MySQL database. Export to SVG, Gif and JPEG You can export diagrams in SVG, Gif of JPEG format.
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Mind Mapping Apps for the iPad
http://bit.ly/10Mtsvf
Mind Mapping Apps for the iPad
So you want to be able to capture your ideas wherever you are and put them into creative mind maps.
There are actually several iPad apps to allow you to do just that. We have included in the list below the major mind mapping apps you might want to try on your iPad. These apps are all highly rated and work pretty good.
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Create Mind Map Inside Google Chrome
http://hellboundbloggers.com/2011/10/05/create-mind-map-inside-google-chrome/
Create Mind Map Inside Google Chrome
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Murally: A cross between Mindmapping and Prezi
https://mural.ly/
Murally: A cross between Mindmapping and Prezi
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Connected Mind : Mindmapping App
http://bit.ly/NYEqWo
Connected Mind - A Free Mind Mapping App in the Google Chrome Web Store
Using Connected Mind you can create free-form mind maps or use a template. A lot of mind mapping tools lock you into using straight lines between elements, but Connected Mind is not one of them. Connected Minds allows you to create mind maps in any configuration that you like.
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Inspiration Resources for the Common Core State Standards
http://bit.ly/NkUBip
Inspiration Resources mapped to the USA Common Core State Standards (pdf)
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MAPMYself - online mindmapping
http://mapul.com/
MAPMYself - online mindmapping
Would you like to create a mind maps in Web from anywhere at anytime with no complex software to install or maintain?
With MAPMYself you can just do it because it is a free Web-based online mind mapping tool. MAPMYself is unique web based software allows you to create completely organic looking mind maps. We integrated the own and an your ideas to helps more when 2000 peoples to accelerate learning, improve your memory, increase your productivity and save your time.
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45+ Free Online Tools To Create ...
http://bit.ly/roIvBm
45+ Free Online Tools To Create Charts, Diagrams And Flowcharts
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SpiderScribe
http://www.spiderscribe.net/
SpiderScribe is an online mind mapping and brainstorming tool. It lets you organize your ideas by connecting notes, files, calendar events, etc. in free-form maps. You can collaborate and share those maps online!
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My.Origramy
http://my.origramy.com/
My.Origramy is a free mind mapping and diagram building service.
It is based on a flash component for sites, which is also available for download
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5 Ways to Generate Ideas with Brainstorming Apps
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-generate-ideas-brainstorming-apps/
5 Different Ways to Generate Ideas with These Brainstorming Apps
You don’t need to hit a problem wall to start brainstorming. Brainstorming is a way to generate creative solutions by hitting a problem with as many ideas a group can think of. But the free-wheeling exercise is also a great way to see a topic from hidden angles.
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ConceptDraw MindWave
http://sharedspaces.googlelabs.com/gallery/app?app_id=95001
ConceptDraw MindWave ... from Google Shared Spaces
Real-time collaborative mind mapping and brainstorming with Google Wave participants.
In order to use Google Shared Spaces, you need to sign in using any of the supported login providers ... Google, Twitter, Yahoo
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Visual Mapping
http://conciselearning.com/visualmapping.html
Visual mapping diagramming of ideas and concepts is widely acknowledged as a very powerful and fun learning tool. A visual map is a graphic tool used to create, manage, and exchange information and knowledge. It represents information and knowledge via the spatial organization of concepts/topics, ideas, words, or other items linked to and arranged in a radial pattern around a central concept.
"Both free and proprietary visual mapping programs are available. Here are the major, comprehensive directories of software programs: my bookmarks to all programs, Roy Grubb's WikIT, Vic Gee's Picks, and Chuck Frey's mind map of mind maps.
The most popular free visual mapping programs are XMind (my favorite; desktop), FreeMind (web-based), Mind42 (web-based), WisdoMap (web-based), Wisemapping (web-based), Bubbl.us (web-based),and IHMC CmapTools (concept mapping). They offer robust feature menus, are easy to use, and are compatible with other mapping programs. "
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Simple Mapper
http://www.g2conline.org/
We developed Simple Mapper to power this web site on the brain.
Now, you can use it to organize what comes out of yours! With Simple Mapper create and save concept maps, network diagrams, or flowcharts for personal use or to share with others.
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LucidChart
http://www.lucidchart.com
Lucidchart is an online diagram and flowchart software. Create diagrams and drawings such as flowcharts, mind maps, network diagrams, UML diagrams and wireframes. It does not need to be downloaded.
It is great for collaboration, teams can work on the same project together online.
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Draw Anywhere (Collaboratively)
http://www.drawanywhere.com/
Draw Anywhere
Create diagrams online. No download, no-install!
Draw flowcharts, network diagrams, org charts and more...
What you can do?
Draw Flowcharts, Process diagrams,
Organizational charts and more.
Login from anywhere and modify your diagram.
Share your diagram with others or link to your webpage.
Export your diagram as an image file (jpg, png etc).
No software to download. You just need a web browser with Flash player.
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Shamblesguru 'Mindmapping' Video Picks on Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=DFCE774E0EE2C666
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Popplet
http://popplet.com/
Popplet ... Easy to use mindmapping tool; Allows combination of text, drawings and photos.
On the web plus iPad App ... lite version is free
Popplet is a web-based mind mapping application that lets you visually collaborate with other Popplet users. It can collect documents, pictures, videos, and text, all in a nice an organized way.
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Edistorm ... Wallwisher look-a-like
https://www.stormboard.com/
Edistorm ... first impression is that it looks like Wallwisher on steroids
Edistorm takes the metaphor of sticky notes on a boardroom wall and brings it online allowing anyone - anywhere to brainstorm with only a web browser.
Each user picks their favorite ideas and Edistorm brings the best ones forward.
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BBC PINBALL
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/pinball/
BBC's PINBALL is here to help you kick start new ideas, to get your thoughts flowing freely, and to develop your creative talents.
Bounce your ideas around by using these fun and simple tools, and who knows what ideas might pop up.
Brain storming, mindmapping, concept mapping
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Mindmapping Online Library
https://www.mapsforthat.com/
Mindmapping Online Library
Got a map to share? Then add it to our rapidly growing library. We've got maps on all manner of subjects
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60 Graphic Organisers
http://billsteachingnotes.wikispaces.com/Graphic+Organisers
60 Graphic Organisers ... templates for printing out
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Creaze : online mind mapping
http://www.creaza.com/mindomo
Mindomo is an online mind mapping tool for visual learning, developing creativity and problem solving.
With Mindomo, you can organise and get an overview of thoughts, ideas, links, and other information visually.
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FREE educational Mind Maps and information
http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/mind-maps-examples/education.htm
FREE Mind Maps on Education subjects to download.
This Mind Mapping Examples library is brought to you by Illumine Training - a provider of Mind Mapping for Business
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Comapping
http://www.comapping.com
Comapping is online mind mapping software to manage and share information. Use it to take notes, plan and organize.
It's a way to have one set of notes. One set of files. For everyone.
I'm not sure that mindmapping is actually the best place for this on Shambles ... I suspect that it mmight be better listed under 'collaboration' solutions ... you decide ... they even have specific advice for educators.
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Cacoo
https://cacoo.com/
Cacoo is a user friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and network charts.
Cacoo can be used free of charge.
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WiseMapping
http://wisemapping.com
WiseMapping
Wise Mapping is the web mind mapping tool that leverages the power of Mind Maps mixing new technologies like vectorial languages (SVG and VML) and the power of the whole Web 2.0 concept. No pluggin required.
Users will be able to create and read their mind maps from everywhere whenever it's needed. Once you have your mind map created the features that distinguish WiseMapping appears: Embed it in your own web page, blog or post, "Wise it" linking documents to it, "Share it" to anyone in the world.
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PearlTrees
http://www.pearltrees.com/
PearlTrees ... designed initially to help organise your online footprint or personal learning network ... bit I suspect that it will turn out to be very useful in other areas not yet considered.
e.g. curriculum or topic planning
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Bubbl.us training videos
http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/mind/
Bubbl.us training videos ... free online tutorial (screencasts)
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OOo4Kids or Open Office for Kids
http://wiki.ooo4kids.org/index.php/Main_Page
OOo4Kids or Open Office for Kids
Word processing, drawing (which includes a mind mapping feature as you are able to add what is known as 'call outs'), presentations and spreadsheets. The idea is to provide a 7-12 years software, based on OpenOffice.org source code, say, extremely simplified. Everything is made with the idea to contribute back to OpenOffice.org Project, through OpenOffice.org Education Project, and students projects, but not only (all sort of contributions are welcome, of course). Resources are managed by the EducOOo non profit association.
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Seavus DropMind - Mind Mapping software for visual thinking
http://dropmind.com
Seavus DropMind is mind mapping solution for brainstorming, visual and creative thinking, represented by the desktop platform friendly solution and online application created in Silverlight.
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Guide To Web-Based MindMap Drawing Services
http://bit.ly/Wakrn
Online Guide To Web-Based MindMap Drawing Services
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Biggerplate
http://www.biggerplate.com
Extensive library of mindmanager mindmaps and map templates covering all levels of school and university education.
Maps can be uploaded and downloaded for free and used to help learning, revision and organisation.
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Rubric for Graphic Organizers
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/inspirationrubric.html
Rubric for Graphic Organizers - Inspiration Diagrams/Concept Maps
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50 Uses for Inspiration and Kidspiration
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/conceptmap/50uses.html
50 Uses for Inspiration and Kidspiration
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Graphic Organizers
http://www.cast.org/publications/ncac/ncac_go.html
Graphic Organizers
A graphic organizer is a visual and graphic display that depicts the relationships between facts, terms, and or ideas within a learning task. Graphic organizers are also sometimes referred to as knowledge maps, concept maps, story maps, cognitive organizers, advance organizers, or concept diagrams.
Introduction | Definition | Types of Graphic Organizers | Applications Across Curriculum Areas | Evidence of Effectiveness | Comprehension | Vocabulary Knowledge | Factors Influencing Effectiveness | Grade Level | Point of Implementation | Instructional Context | URL, Acknowledgements, and References | Citation | Download Options |
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The Art of Arguing, Visualized : aMap
http://mashable.com/2009/01/26/the-art-of-arguing-visualized/
The Art of Arguing, Visualized
In practice, it’s a neat interactive visualization, with the argument being in the centre, and the discussion stemming around it.
www.amap.org.uk/
aMap is short for 'argument map'. The idea's very simple - to get more people arguing by mapping out complex debates in a simple visual format.
Although aMaps can be used just for fun, we’re keen for teachers / lecturers to use aMaps to be used in the classroom / seminar room to help students improve / develop their reasoning and critical thinking in their essay writing and verbal communication.
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Graphic Organizers
http://www.graphic.org/
Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers, Mind Maps and Concept Maps are pictoral or graphical ways to organize information and thoughts for understanding, remembering, or writing about. Graphic organizers, mind maps and concept maps are powerful tools that can be used to enhance learning and create a foundation for learning.
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Circle Plot Diagram
http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=26
The Circle Plot Diagram can be used as a prewriting graphic organizer for students writing original stories with a circular plot structure as well as a postreading organizer used to explore the text structures in a book.
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Science Workflows (Mindmaps)
http://www.myexperiment.org/
The myExperiment Virtual Research Environment enables you and your colleagues to share digital items associated with your research — in particular it enables you to share and execute scientific workflows.
You can use myexperiment.org to find publicly shared workflows. If you want further access, and the ability to upload and share workflows, you will need to sign up.
The software that powers myexperiment.org is downloadable so that you can run your own myExperiment instance.
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Webspiration (from Inspiration)
http://www.mywebspiration.com/
Webspiration, the online visual thinking tool for professional and college use.
Webspiration helps you capture ideas, organize information, diagram processes and create clear, concise written documents individually and collaboratively.
This free public beta is not intended for classroom use.
With integrated diagram and outline views you can think visually, structure your work effectively and express your ideas in the ways that communicate best.
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IQ Matrix Mind Maps
http://iqmatrix.com/
Accelerated Learning graphically designed Mind Maps for Academic, Business, Career, Sports and Life Success.
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Text 2 Mind Map
https://www.text2mindmap.com/
Text2MindMap is a Text-to-Mind Map converter on the web. It converts your text or list of keywords to a mind map instantly.
You give it a list of words and it will draw a mind map, which you can download to your computer for future use.
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Exploratree
http://www.exploratree.org.uk/
Exploratree is a free web resource where you can download, use and make your own interactive thinking guides. Thinking guides can support independent and group research projects with frameworks for thinking, planning and enquiry. We’ve provided a set of ready-made guides which you can print out or use online.
All of the guides are completely customizable or you can start from scratch and make your own! You can share them and work on them in groups too.
The Exploratree web resource has been developed by Futurelab and emerged out of our work on the Enquiring Minds project.
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