MindMaps

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MindMaps

  1. 1. MindMaps
  2. 2. What is a MindMap? <ul><li>A MindMap is a visual form of note-making that can be done either individually or as part of a group. At its heart is a central image or idea. </li></ul><ul><li>A Mind Map is a powerful graphic technique which provides a universal key to unlock the potential of the brain </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a MindMap? <ul><li>The Mind Map can be applied to every aspect of life where improved learning and clearer thinking will enhance your productivity </li></ul><ul><li>It harnesses the full range of cortical skills – word, image, number, logic, rhythm, colour and spatial awareness – in a single, uniquely powerful manner. In so doing, it gives you the freedom to capture the infinite power and creativity of your brain. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Creating a MindMap <ul><li>The subject of attention is crystallised in a central image </li></ul><ul><li>The main themes of the subject radiate from the central image on branches </li></ul><ul><li>Branches hold a key image / word printed on the associated line - details radiate out </li></ul><ul><li>The branches form a connected nodal structure. </li></ul>
  5. 7. MindMap Guidelines <ul><li>A Mind Map is open to free interpretation by each individual. </li></ul>
  6. 8. MindMap Guidelines <ul><li>Start in the centre with an image of the topic, using at least three colours. </li></ul>
  7. 9. MindMap Guidelines <ul><li>Use images, symbols, codes and dimensions throughout the Mind Map. </li></ul>
  8. 10. MindMap Guidelines <ul><li>Select key words and print using upper or lower case letters. </li></ul>
  9. 11. MindMap Guidelines <ul><li>Each word/image must be alone and sitting on its own line. </li></ul>
  10. 12. MindMap Guidelines <ul><li>The lines must be connected, starting from the central image. The central lines are thicker, organic and flowing, becoming thinner as they radiate out from the centre. </li></ul>
  11. 14. MindMap Guidelines <ul><li>Make the lines the same length as the word/image. </li></ul>
  12. 15. MindMap Guidelines <ul><li>Use colours – your own code – throughout the Mind Map. </li></ul>
  13. 16. MindMap Guidelines <ul><li>Develop your own personal style of Mind Mapping. </li></ul>
  14. 17. MindMap Guidelines <ul><li>Use emphasis and show associations in your Mind Map. </li></ul>
  15. 18. MindMap Guidelines <ul><li>Keep the Mind Map clear by using Radiant hierarchy, numerical order or outlines to embrace your branches. </li></ul>
  16. 20. Benefits of MindMaps <ul><li>Just as the branches are all connected, so all the ideas are all related to each other, this gives MindMaps an additional depth that a simple list can never achieve. By working from the centre outwards, a MindMap encourages learner’s thoughts to grow outwards. Soon the learner’s ideas will expand and radiate creative thinking. </li></ul>
  17. 21. Benefits of MindMaps <ul><li>MindMaps are an effective thinking tool because they work with the brain and encourage it to develop associations between ideas: each branch of the MindMap is associated with the previous branch. This is a visual map which complements how the brain works and can lead to significant results. </li></ul>
  18. 23. Uses of MindMaps <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Group thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Documenting </li></ul><ul><li>Note taking </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>
  19. 24. MindMaps in Computing <ul><li>Requirements gathering </li></ul><ul><li>Fusebox Architecting </li></ul><ul><li>Development brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Testing and debugging </li></ul><ul><li>Project management </li></ul>

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