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Mind Mapping : PowerPoint
http://www.slideshare.net/ljhsblog/mind-mapping-45641
Mind Mapping : PowerPoint ... Examples of Mind Mapping styles
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Mindomo (Mindmapping web 2.0 style)
http://www.mindomo.com/
Mindomo is a versatile Web-based mind mapping tool, delivering the capabilities of desktop mind mapping software in a Web browser - with no complex software to install or maintain.
Create, edit mind maps, and share them with your colleagues or your friends.
Mindomo brings clarity to your ideas by taking advantage of the right side of your brain, which is specialized in activities that are visual, creative, and intuitive.
Mindomo gives you complete freedom to access your maps in your Web browser from home, school or work.
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Mindmapping, concept mapping and info organisation software
http://www.mind-mapping.org/
A list of software that supports knowledge management and information organisation in graphical form.
Includes mind mappers, concept mappers, outliners, hierarchical organisers, KM support and knowledge browsers, 2D and 3D.
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Freemind Tutorial
http://www.open-of-course.org/freemind-tutorial.html
Freemind Tutorial
Here you find a free freemind tutorial.
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TheBrain
http://www.thebrain.com/
TheBrain is an easy-to-use system for organizing information. It enables you to link files, documents, and Web pages across applications and network boundaries.
TheBrain illustrates how information is related, provides a visual context for documents and data, and offers a framework for collaboration.
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Gliffy : Flowcharts Wireframes
http://www.gliffy.com/
Gliffy
Gliffy is a suite of online applications designed to replace expensive and difficult to maintain desktop software. Since Gliffy applications work in any web browser, sharing your work is made simple.
| Download NOTHING | Use Gliffy in your favorite web browser | Add collaborators to your work and watch it grow | Link to published Gliffy drawings from your blog or wiki | Draw and Share diagrams on the web | web 2.0 |
What can I draw with Gliffy?
| Flow Charts | Workflow documents | Class Diagrams | Network Diagrams | Database schemas | Website layouts/wireframes | Floor plans | Seating charts... and more! |
Gliffy allows you to export your diagrams in the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format, an open standard. Just click File --> Export As SVG. Once you have the SVG file you can open it with any illustration program that supports SVG, like Microsoft Visio, Adobe Illustrator, and Macromedia Feehand.
Collaboration allows you to share your document with others. The collaborators will have the ability to edit your document and save revisions.
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OmniGraffle ( for Mac OS)
http://www.omnigroup.com/omnigraffle/
OmniGraffle : diagramming application ( for Mac OS)
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Graphic Organizer Makers : at Teach-nology
http://teachers.teach-nology.com/web_tools/graphic_org/
Graphic Organizer Makers : at Teach-nology
The generators below will allow you to make graphic organizers by filling out a simple form. The materials are made instantly and can be printed directly from your computer. Your creations are exclusive to you. If you would like to keep your creations, save them when you make them.
Concept Web Generator | Graphic Organizer Workbooks | KWL Generator | SQ3R Chart Generator | Time Line Generators | Venn Diagram Generator |
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FreeMind - free mind mapping software
http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
FreeMind - free mind mapping software
FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool. We are proud that the operation and navigation of FreeMind is faster than that of MindManager because of one-click "fold / unfold" and "follow link" operations.
Why don't you use FreeMind? You have a tool at hand that remarkably resembles the tray slips of Robert Pirsig, described in his sequel to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance called Lila.
Works on most operating systems and computers.
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The Concept-Mapping Classroom
http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech164.shtml
The Concept-Mapping Classroom
By providing a framework that allows users to focus on topics, and a structure that permits them to easily convert diagrams to outlines and back again, the software programs Inspiration and Kidspiration help students (and adults) organize their thoughts and overcome their fear of the "blank page" as they tackle writing assignments, projects, and more.
Included: Cross-curricular activities using concept-mapping software.
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Intro to Concept Mapping and free concept mapping tool
http://cmap.ihmc.us/
Intro to Concept Mapping and free concept mapping tool (software)
recommended
The CmapTools program empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps. It allows users to, among many other features, construct their Cmaps in their personal computer, share them on servers (CmapServers) anywhere on the Internet, link their Cmaps to other Cmaps on servers, automatically create web pages of their concept maps on servers, edit their maps synchronously (at the same time) with other users on the Internet, and search the web for information relevant to a concept map.
The CmapTools client is free for use by anybody, whether its use is commercial or non-commercial. In particular, schools and universities are encouraged to download it and install it in as many computers as desired, and students and teachers may make copies of it and install it at home.
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ConceptDraw MINDMAP - for Win and Apple
http://www.conceptdraw.com/en/products/mindmap
Mind map software ConceptDraw MINDMAP for:
mindmapping | Brainstorming | Planning | Visual thinking | Organizing | Outlining | Prewriting | iagramming | Webbing | education |
download available for trial
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Make a Custom Graphic Organizer
http://www.edhelper.com/teachers/graphic_organizers.htm
Make a Custom Graphic Organizer at EdHelper
LOts of examples of different graphic organisers .. all on one webpage .. a great resource for introducing this topic.
Introduction to Graphic Organizers | An introduction with samples of filled-in graphic organizers (PDF File) | Customize a KWL Printable |
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Inspirations & Kidspiration Resources
http://www.inspiration.com/resources/index.cfm
Inspirations & Kidspiration Resources
Also try these websites:

www.globalclassroom.org/together/kidspiration.html
www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~elem/kidspiration/collection.html
www.oswego.org/staff/cchamber/inspire/kidspiration.htm
www.lawrence.org/edlinks/menu.htm
www.strategictransitions.com/samplekidspirationtemplates.htm
www.spart5.k12.sc.us/TechTraining/KidspirationMatrix.htm
www.wacona.com/kidspiration/kidspiration.html
www.oswego.org/staff/cchamber/inspire/inspiration.htm
www.rit.edu/~easi/itd/itdv05n1-2/article2.html
www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/technology/inspiration.html
www.watertown.k12.ma.us/professionaldevelopment/inspiration/articles.html
http://edtech.lisd.k12.mi.us/pd/materials/Insp4All-MACUL2001-handout.pdf

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Graphics Organisers and Visual Tools
http://www.graphic.org
Graphics Organisers and Visual Tools
This site uses Inspiration a lot ... but the usefulness of this site is the range of examples it gives.
Examples of GOs | GOs in PDF Format | Many types are presented as teacher directions | How to Effectively Organize a Paper using a Graphic Organizer | A basic guide for the 5 paragraph essay | Three kinda cool graphic organizers | Electronic Graphic Organizers: Are they for you? | Guideline for Designing and Assisting Students |
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Mindtools
http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm
Mind Maps* - A Powerful Approach to Note Taking
Mind Maps are very important techniques for improving the way you take notes. By using Mind Maps you show the structure of the subject and linkages between points, as well as the raw facts contained in normal notes. Mind Maps hold information in a format that your mind will find easy to remember and quick to review.
Mind Maps abandon the list format of conventional note-taking. They do this in favor of a two-dimensional structure.
A good Mind Map shows the 'shape' of the subject, the relative importance of individual points and the way in which one fact relates to other.
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Inspirations & Kidspiration
http://www.inspiration.com/
This Mindmapping software is highly recommended .... easy to us and effective!
Kidspiration™ helps students K-5 see, organize and develop their great ideas. Using the proven principles of visual learning, young readers and writers build confidence in organizing information, understanding concepts and expressing their thoughts.
Inspiration® is a powerful visual learning tool that inspires students, grades 6-12, to develop ideas and organize thinking. Inspiration's integrated diagramming and outlining environments work together to help students comprehend concepts and information. Inspiration is ideal for use in language arts, science, social studies and anytime your students need to structure research or other thought processes.
mindmaps | mindmapping | Brainstorming | Planning | Organizing | Outlining | Prewriting | Diagramming | Concept Mapping | Webbing | education |
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