Using Mind Maps in the Classroom
Lesson created by Jeff Hook using
Video from Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, University of British Columbia YouTube Channel
First, we need to explore what mind mapping is and what it looks like. The video below is a mercifully short tutorial on how mind maps are constructed and their uses.
Additional Resources for you to Explore
Thinking about the answers you gave in response to the last question, read the article, "Mind Mapping as a Teaching Resource" by Sarah Edwards and Nick Cooper. While reading, consider which particular ways the authors are trying to utilize mind maps. The .pdf of the article can be found here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21358925/EDIT%202000e/55255109.pdf
Mind mapping can be taught as a useful tool for problem solving and analytic thinking in any classroom. By creating mind maps during classroom settings, students can interact with ideas and concepts and see how they relate to one another. This approach gives taught material a more accurate structure, as ideas rarely resemble the linear nature of word-by-word note taking. What are some other methods of organization that help students see information in non-linear fashions? How can they be implemented in the classroom?