ABOUT MIND MAPS
Mind maps are incredibly helpful as planning tools, but you can also use them to present concepts to an audience. Mind maps typically follow a hierarchical structure, with main topics branching out into sub-topics and sub-sub-topics.
Some mind map tools allow you to embed images, videos, and links into the “nodes” for topics, which make mind maps an interesting alternative to linear presentations. I encourage you to experiment with mind map tools to see what new possibilities come to mind.
For more info, see the Wikipedia entry for mind maps
From the MindMeister Features page: “We’ve built MindMeister from the ground up to facilitate collaboration. Because of its sleek design and simple to use interface, MindMeister has been positioned as the number one mind mapping and online collaboration tool available today. Behind the product is a very strong team of developers following the company’s philosophy of bringing the very latest advancements in web 2.0 technology to you.”
Connects to Google Drive.
To share your map, provide a link to the web version or export as an image PDF to embed elsewhere.
MORE TOOLS & RESOURCES
- MindNode (iPhone, iPad, and Mac)
- SimpleMind (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows)
- The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students
- Free Mind Map Apps
- Mashable article: 24 Essential Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools
- AppAdvice reviews of Mind Mapping Apps for iPad
- Lifehacker article: Five Best Mind Mapping Tools
- Wikipedia’s list of mind mapping apps
- VUE: For concept mapping and visual information presentation