Hacking
clever:
The value of mindmapping
in the classroom.

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Lily Kotze
t: @LilyKotze
(Y)ou and I were taught to use only half,
or 50 %, of your brain's mighty tool-kit.
We were, literally, trained to be half...
(W)ords, |l|i|n|e|s|, num63r5, logic, and
sequence.
...
They represent your brain's 'left-brain'
skills and do not include...
pinterest
Edison
Great thinkers
Einstein
Great thinkers
Newton

Great thinkers
Da vinci

Great thinkers
What do all these
notes have in
common?

pictures

Pinterest
What do all these
notes have in
common?

codes

L. Kotze
What do all these
notes have in
common?

connecting lines
Humans are part of nature

Why
shouldn't
our
learning
relate and
reflect
nature?

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What
if our
brains
were
like a
library
?
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A very
disorganised

one.
Katie King Flickr
This is your
brain
without
mind maps.
Katie King Flickr
With
mindmapping, a
large amount of
information is
filed in perfect
order, and you
experience
phenomenal
data-retrieval.

...
The best part?
The more you
learn, the more
you remember!
9gag.com
1

Tools
1

Tools

2

How to
1

Tools

2

How to

3

When?
1

Tools

2

How to

3

When?

4

Benefits
1

Tools

Blank, unlined paper.

Pinterest
1

Tools

Blank, unlined paper.
Colour pens and
pencils.

Pinterest
1

Tools

Blank, unlined paper.
Colour pens and
pencils.
Your brain.

Pinterest
1

Tools

Blank, unlined paper.
Colour pens and
pencils.
Your brain.
Your imagination.

Pinterest
How to
make a
mindmap

2

Start in the centre of the page.
This allows you to spread out
your ideas and express yourself
n...
How to
make a
mindmap

2

Your central idea: image in the
middle of the page.
A picture is worth a 1 000 words.
An image k...
How to
make a
mindmap

2

Colours
Exciting to the brain, energize
creative thinking, colour
association.

Pinterest
How to
make a
mindmap

2

Connecting lines
Help with association.

Keep them curved
The branches pull more attention
when ...
How to
make a
mind
map

2

One keyword

Limiting keywords multiplies
power and flexibility in
mindmapping, and act as trig...
How to
make a
mindmap

2

Images
Use images throughout.
If a picture is worth a 1 000
words, then 10 = 10 000!

Pinterest
3
When
do you
use
mind
maps?
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3
When
do you
use
mind
Communication
and presentation
maps?
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3
When
do you
use
mind
Negotiations
maps?
Tumblr
3
When
do you
use
mind
Planning
maps?

Family events, weekly
activities, telephone calls,
meetings, preparation of
school ...
3
When
do you
use
mind a book
Reducing
to one page...
maps?
When studying, or reading a
novel.

Tumblr
4
Benefits of
mindmappi
ng Boost creativity
4
Benefits of
mindmappi
Save time
ng
4
Benefits of
mindmappi
ng Solve problems
4
Benefits of
mindmappi
ng Concentration
4
Benefits of
mindmappi
and
ng Organisingyour
clarifying
thinking.
4
Benefits of
mindmappi
ngPassExams/tests:
with a good
grade, remember
better, study faster
and more
efficiently.
4
Benefits of
mindmappi
ng See the whole
picture.
4
Benefits of
mindmappi
Plan.
ng
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I was asked by my principal to do a twenty-minute presentation on mindmapping. I am a huge fan of Tony Buzan and his mindmapping: It saved me so much time and effort while I was working/studying.

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  1. 1. Hacking clever: The value of mindmapping in the classroom. Tumblr Lily Kotze t: @LilyKotze
  2. 2. (Y)ou and I were taught to use only half, or 50 %, of your brain's mighty tool-kit. We were, literally, trained to be half-wits! Tony Buzan, Mind Map Handbook
  3. 3. (W)ords, |l|i|n|e|s|, num63r5, logic, and sequence. ... They represent your brain's 'left-brain' skills and do not include any of your 'right-brain' skills, which enable us to r yh comprehend h t m, colour and s p a c e, and to daydream. Tony Buzan, Mind Map Handbook
  4. 4. pinterest
  5. 5. Edison Great thinkers
  6. 6. Einstein Great thinkers
  7. 7. Newton Great thinkers
  8. 8. Da vinci Great thinkers
  9. 9. What do all these notes have in common? pictures Pinterest
  10. 10. What do all these notes have in common? codes L. Kotze
  11. 11. What do all these notes have in common? connecting lines
  12. 12. Humans are part of nature Why shouldn't our learning relate and reflect nature? Tumblr
  13. 13. What if our brains were like a library ? Tumblr
  14. 14. A very disorganised one. Katie King Flickr
  15. 15. This is your brain without mind maps. Katie King Flickr
  16. 16. With mindmapping, a large amount of information is filed in perfect order, and you experience phenomenal data-retrieval. Tumblr
  17. 17. The best part? The more you learn, the more you remember! 9gag.com
  18. 18. 1 Tools
  19. 19. 1 Tools 2 How to
  20. 20. 1 Tools 2 How to 3 When?
  21. 21. 1 Tools 2 How to 3 When? 4 Benefits
  22. 22. 1 Tools Blank, unlined paper. Pinterest
  23. 23. 1 Tools Blank, unlined paper. Colour pens and pencils. Pinterest
  24. 24. 1 Tools Blank, unlined paper. Colour pens and pencils. Your brain. Pinterest
  25. 25. 1 Tools Blank, unlined paper. Colour pens and pencils. Your brain. Your imagination. Pinterest
  26. 26. How to make a mindmap 2 Start in the centre of the page. This allows you to spread out your ideas and express yourself naturally. Pinterest
  27. 27. How to make a mindmap 2 Your central idea: image in the middle of the page. A picture is worth a 1 000 words. An image keeps you interested and focused. Pinterest
  28. 28. How to make a mindmap 2 Colours Exciting to the brain, energize creative thinking, colour association. Pinterest
  29. 29. How to make a mindmap 2 Connecting lines Help with association. Keep them curved The branches pull more attention when they are not straight. Pinterest
  30. 30. How to make a mind map 2 One keyword Limiting keywords multiplies power and flexibility in mindmapping, and act as triggers for new thoughts and ideas. Pinterest
  31. 31. How to make a mindmap 2 Images Use images throughout. If a picture is worth a 1 000 words, then 10 = 10 000! Pinterest
  32. 32. 3 When do you use mind maps? Tumblr
  33. 33. 3 When do you use mind Communication and presentation maps? Tumblr
  34. 34. 3 When do you use mind Negotiations maps? Tumblr
  35. 35. 3 When do you use mind Planning maps? Family events, weekly activities, telephone calls, meetings, preparation of school work... Tumblr
  36. 36. 3 When do you use mind a book Reducing to one page... maps? When studying, or reading a novel. Tumblr
  37. 37. 4 Benefits of mindmappi ng Boost creativity
  38. 38. 4 Benefits of mindmappi Save time ng
  39. 39. 4 Benefits of mindmappi ng Solve problems
  40. 40. 4 Benefits of mindmappi ng Concentration
  41. 41. 4 Benefits of mindmappi and ng Organisingyour clarifying thinking.
  42. 42. 4 Benefits of mindmappi ngPassExams/tests: with a good grade, remember better, study faster and more efficiently.
  43. 43. 4 Benefits of mindmappi ng See the whole picture.
  44. 44. 4 Benefits of mindmappi Plan. ng

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