Thursday, January 10, 2008

Free Mind Mapping Resource I Came Across Today

I came across an great site today and wanted to share it with everyone. I am always networking in search of new Web 2.0 sites that are relevant to our classrooms. Today I was introduced to    (no "e" at the end.)

This is a web based mind mapping site. It is very similar to Inspiration. You can create a mind map of ideas using connected bubbles. Students can use this at home or at school as an alternative to inspiration or a written graphic organizer.

These "bubbl maps" can be printed or saved. They can also be converted to HTML code and inserted into a page on your website or blog. If you create an account on the site you will be able to save your work. You can also collaborate with other users by sharing your work with friends. This will allow for students working in groups to collaborate on one document/organizer.  If you do not want to create an account you can still create a new mind map without signing in. Then you can print it out or save it as a document. is an excellent resource for both students and teachers. Mind mapping graphical organizers are a valuable tool in the writing process. This software allows for collaboration and 24/7 access. The best feature is that it is 100% free.

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